Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
The Utility Workers (UWUA) are calling for passage of the CLEAN Future Act (H.R. 1512). UWUA Government Affairs Director Lee Anderson testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy subcommittee in support of the legislation, which would invest heavily in electricity transmission infrastructure. “Transmission systems keep the lights on, and keep the economy functioning,” Anderson explained. “Nothing is more fundamental to the health and growth of the nation than investing in these systems, as well as the workforces and communities that rely on them for jobs, revenue and security.” The CLEAN Future Act also sets ambitious targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.