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Justin Wasser, (202) 753.7016, jwasser@earthworks.org

Background: The Biden Administration is set to release its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) for the United States re-entry into the Paris Agreements on Thursday. The U.S. NDC sets specific but non-binding emissions targets for greenhouse gases. In 2015, the Obama Administration submitted an NDC that called for an economy-wide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 per cent below 2005 level in 2025.

Statement by Lauren Pagel, Earthworks Policy Director: 

“For the United States to meet President Biden’s landmark greenhouse gas reduction commitment he must use the full force of the Clean Air Act to cut oil and gas methane pollution 65% by 2025, and use all of the powers at his disposal to transition away from fossil fuels as soon as possible.”