It’s time for an all-out national mobilization to defeat the climate crisis.

President Biden and Congress must lead the charge to defeat the climate crisis and build a thriving, just and inclusive clean energy future. Join our work to help make it happen.

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It’s time for an all-out national mobilization to defeat the climate crisis.

President Biden and Congress must lead the charge to defeat the climate crisis and build a thriving, just and inclusive clean energy future. Join our work to help make it happen.

No Climate, No Deal: Action Hub

The final reconciliation bill must retain robust greenhouse gas pollution reductions while delivering jobs and justice. That’s non-negotiable.

Since June, leaders in the Senate and House have been standing up to make it clear  that this is our moment to address the climate crisis, and we must pass a reconciliation bill, alongside the bipartisan infrastructure bill, that includes the investments we need to build a just and thriving clean energy future. These climate champions have been holding the line, and now everything we’ve been working for is on the line. 

In just three weeks, President Biden will go to COP26 to try to reclaim America’s position as a global leader for climate action and fight for a liveable future for us all. In order for President Biden to succeed, he must be able to show that the United States understands the stakes of the climate crisis and is taking equitable action to address it. Congress must pass a bold reconciliation bill that makes robust, justice- and science-based investments to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.

"Congress must not undercut the President’s proposals to confront the climate crisis, create millions of new jobs, and make an historic investment in the American people. Both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act must move together." 

Sen. Ed Markey

This summer, when it became clear that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal would not contain the needed climate investments, dozens of members of Congress drew a clear line in the sand: no climate, no deal. Now, as negotiations continue on the pivotal Build Back Better Act, ‘No Climate, No Deal’ advocates are teaming up with climate champions in Congress once again to make it clear that in order to win their votes, the final deal must retain robust greenhouse gas pollution reductions while delivering jobs and justice.

Want more details on reconciliation, how the Build Back Better Act will drive pollution reductions, and more? Get the scoop at the bottom of this page. 

 

Watch the Press Conference

Watch as Senators Ron Wyden, Ed Markey, Tina Smith, and Chris Van Hollen make it clear that in order to win their votes, the final deal on the bill must retain robust greenhouse gas pollution reductions while delivering jobs and justice. (Recorded live on October 7, 2021)

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  1. The most important thing you can do is to contact your members of Congress and tell them that they must pass a bold reconciliation bill with robust science- and justice-based greenhouse gas pollution reduction investments. Send a letter, then make a phone call right now. 
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“No way that I’m supporting an infrastructure package that doesn’t invest in fighting the climate crisis."

Rep. Pramila Jayapal

More Information

Why Is the Build Back Better Act Essential for Climate?

The climate crisis isn’t scaling back and neither can we. Communities across the country are reeling from a summer of record breaking hurricanes, heatwaves, and wildfires—there is no more time to waste. In order to meet our pollution reduction targets, create millions of new clean energy jobs, and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, Democrats must pass the Build Back Better Aact (also known as the reconciliation bill) with the full suite of climate investments laid out by Senator Schumer intact. There can be no more cuts to climate. [READ MORE]

How Does the Build Back Better Act Cut Carbon Pollution? 

According to an analysis from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation package would put us on track to reduce U.S. carbon pollution by 45% from 2005 levels by 2030. Combined with further actions from the Biden administration and states, this plan would be sufficient to meet the president’s international commitment to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas pollution by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030. Now, congressional Democrats must follow through.

What Must the Final Build Back Better Act Include?

To stay on track to achieve a 45% climate pollution reduction and stave off the worst of the climate crisis, the final Build Back Better reconciliation package must include a strong Clean Electricity Performance Program and a robust package of clean energy tax credits, which are the most impactful greenhouse gas pollution reduction measures in the bill. America cannot reach our climate pollution reduction goals with half measures; we must fully fund the Clean Electricity Performance Program, clean energy tax credits, and the full suite of carbon pollution reduction investments in the Build Back Better agenda.

What Are Members of Congress Saying?

In addition to Senator Markey and Rep. Jayapal, here are a few key quotes from other members of Congress about #NoClimateNoDeal:

  • "If we vote for this underfunded, too small infrastructure bill alone—instead of voting for it with the rest of the President's agenda—if we vote for it alone, it could make our climate crisis worse, and it risks being the only, or the last substantive piece of legislation that we will pass." - Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • "I voted for the bipartisan infrastructure framework with the agreement that it and the President’s Build Back Better plan would be considered and passed together, on a dual track. To abandon the Build Back Better Act is to violate that agreement."  - Sen. Jeff Merkley

  • "I am prepared to vote NO on the Senate’s 'BIF' unless and until we know that the Build Back Better Act will also become law. This is not just about political leverage, it’s about policy and preserving a livable planet." - Rep Jared Huffman

  • "The bipartisan infrastructure bill & the budget reconciliation bill go together. This is how we fix our roads & bridges, achieve #UniversalChildCare, expand Medicare & fight climate change." - Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Any deal on the Build Back Better Act must achieve the greenhouse gas pollution reductions necessary to fulfill the President’s climate commitments. 

No climate, no deal.