Council Statement on Senator Whitehouse and Representative DelBene’s Clean Competition Act

December 6, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Climate Leadership Council CEO Greg Bertelsen issued the following statement on Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative Suzan DelBene’s (D-WA-1) Clean Competition Act, co-sponsored by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) in the Senate and Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL-14), Don Beyer (D-VA-08) and Ami Bera (D-CA-06) in the House of Representatives:

“The Clean Competition Act is a thoughtful proposal that leverages trade policy as a tool to tackle global emissions from industrial sectors. This proposal aims to send a powerful market signal to the international trading system, harnessing America’s Carbon Advantage in support of U.S. climate, economic, and geopolitical objectives. Efforts to address the emissions embodied in trade, particularly among hard to decarbonize industrial sectors, are a crucial step toward enhancing American competitiveness while lowering global emissions. The Council appreciates Senator Whitehouse, Representative DelBene, and the growing number of members on both sides of the aisle for their thoughtful exploration of climate and trade policies.”

The Climate Leadership Council works with a broad set of stakeholders to promote the most cost-effective, equitable and politically-viable climate solutions.