Our top priority is achieving durable and ambitious federal climate action. We have made significant progress in recent years, but there is so much more to do. We can slash carbon pollution that worsens the climate crisis—especially in overburdened communities— expand our economy, create new jobs, and produce more clean energy, through both congressional and administrative actions.

  • President Biden must use every authority he has to meet his commitment to cut climate pollution in half by 2030. That means the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and other federal agencies must swiftly set the strongest possible standards to clean up power plants, transportation, and other sources of pollution. Implementing strong solutions for pollution will protect our health and environment, advance environmental justice in traditionally overburdened communities, and accelerate the transition to clean energy sources like wind and solar to power America into the future.
  • People across the country already see the impacts of the investments in President Biden’s climate and clean energy plan, included in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Now, these unprecedented and historic investments centered on climate action, justice, and jobs must be protected to ensure they meet their promise to rebuild our infrastructure, expand our economy, create new jobs, and protect our health by cutting dangerous pollution from power plants, cars and trucks, and other sources. With the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden and climate leaders in Congress have delivered in a big way. Now, we need to see it through in every community.
  • Every second of delay increases the cost of climate inaction. President Biden’s climate and clean energy plan is lowering consumer costs and slashing the climate pollution that makes extreme weather disasters more damaging and more frequent. Swift action will reduce costs and protect future generations.



Climate Wins Here


Scientists are telling us that climate can’t wait.

President Biden and his administration have pledged bold action to combat climate change. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is the single biggest investment in climate, communities, clean energy, and jobs ever; will lower costs for families; and will help slash climate pollution in the U.S. by an estimated 40 percent by the end of the decade.


Solutions for Pollution


CAC’s Solutions for Pollution campaign is pushing for swift action on approximately 20 administrative actions across federal agencies which will tackle the climate crisis and help meet President Biden’s goal of cutting carbon pollution by at least half by 2030. These measures will simultaneously advance environmental justice, create jobs, protect our health, and expand clean energy. Follow the campaign: #SolutionsForPollution, #ActOnClimate, #ClimateCantWait



The Cost of Inaction

The failure to act on the climate crisis cost Americans $92.9 billion in 2023 or $2,945.84/second. This total reflects the 28 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters the U.S. experienced in 2023, the most ever recorded in a calendar year and surpassing the previous record set in 2020. These disasters were also exceedingly deadly, causing at least 492 deaths, the 8th most disaster-related fatalities for the contiguous U.S. in the last four decades. 


Protect Clean Air

In early 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency will issue a final clean air standard aimed at slashing carbon pollution from new and existing power plants.  Despite the activist U.S. Supreme Court intervention limiting the scope of the new standard, there is still room for the EPA to exercise its authority – and duty – to cut climate pollution.

Protecting the Clean Air Act is vital to our health and climate. The Biden administration must move quickly to propose the strongest possible power plant carbon pollution standard. 


Extreme Absence

Every year, students miss school days due to extreme weather events connected to climate change, including record heat, severe storms, flooding, and wildfires, which force school closures. School closures limit learning opportunities, foster social and psychological problems, and cause food and economic insecurity for families.

Kids should be in school to learn, not at home waiting out a heat wave. It’s time to implement Solutions for Pollution.


Climate Wins Here Map

Who is seeing benefits from the investments in President’s Biden’s climate and clean energy plan? Where is the $367 billion in climate investments going? 

The Climate Wins Here map depicts the investments made in communities nationwide through President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This map is based on announced and awarded federal dollars and categorizes the investments as clean energy and power, clean transportation, environmental resilience and remediation, and infrastructure.