“The American industrial sector does it better, whether producing building materials, fuels, fibers, paper products, solar cells, wind turbines or plastics.”
– CRES President Heather Reams
WASHINGTON — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) in support of S. 1863, the Providing Reliable, Objective, Verifiable Emissions Intensity and Transparency (PROVE IT) Act.
“The PROVE IT Act would bolster the case that American-produced goods result in lower emissions than our economic competitors,” wrote CRES President Heather Reams. “If enacted, the PROVE IT Act would help show what we already know: the American industrial sector does it better, whether producing building materials, fuels, fibers, paper products, solar cells, wind turbines, or plastics.”
The letter highlights how the PROVE IT Act would strengthen evidence that American-produced goods result in lower emissions than our countries’ economic competitors such as China, giving lawmakers a better understanding of how to leverage the U.S. carbon advantage through trade practices that reward American workers and industries.
“Failed policies like a so-called ‘carbon tax’ or ‘cap and trade’ agenda point their fire inward at our American workers, raise costs, and unfairly penalize producers that have been reducing emissions for decades, while driving jobs and investment overseas to places with higher emissions and less regard for environmental stewardship,” Reams continued. “Let’s bolster the case against foreign competitors putting in place tariffs on American superiority, which closes markets to goods made by our workers. We can empower our industries by arming them with data provided by the passage of the PROVE IT Act.”
To read the full letter, please click HERE.