On August 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the largest climate change package ever passed by Congress. This legislation is expected to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 over 2005 levels and put us on track to meet the Paris Accords. Beyond the climate measures, the bill also includes some important health care reforms and a 15 percent minimum corporate tax which should provide the revenue to cover the climate and health care portions of the bill. Learn more here. The U.S. House of Representatives may take up consideration of this legislation as soon as Friday.
The climate crisis is a critical concern of our time. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach - which would be devastating to all God's creation.
In the spirit of our SSND Laudato Si' Action Platform commitment, please join us in asking the U.S. House of Representatives and President Biden to take action to help address the climate crisis by supporting passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.