Steve June 30, 2020
democrats’-new-climate-plan-says-polluters-shouldn’t-receive-immunity-from-lawsuits-for-climate-impacts
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a press conference about the new climate action agenda on June 30.

Read time: 5 mins

On Tuesday, June 30, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released a comprehensive action plan for tackling climate change. 

Some environmental groups criticized the plan for lacking ambition and not directly targeting fossil fuel production. However, the Democrats’ agenda does support a powerful provision for holding fossil fuel companies accountable for their contributions to the disastrously warming planet: Not granting them legal immunity from Congress.

Read More