Statement on House Introduction of Bipartisan PROVE IT Act

July 9, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – Climate Leadership Council CEO Greg Bertelsen issued the following statement welcoming the House of Representatives’ bipartisan introduction of the Providing Reliable, Objective, Verifiable Emissions Intensity and Transparency (PROVE IT) Act, co-sponsored by Jack Bergman (R-MI), Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Troy Carter (D-LA), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR), Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jim Costa (D-CA), John Curtis (R-UT), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Seth Magaziner (D-RI), Celeste Maloy (R-UT), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Blake Moore (R-UT), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Scott Peters (D-CA), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Eric Sorensen (R-IL), David Valadao (R-CA).

“Building off momentum in the Senate, the House introduction of the PROVE IT Act presents an important bipartisan opportunity for the U.S. to demonstrate its environmental leadership. This legislation stands as the most extensive initiative by the U.S. government to accurately gauge the carbon efficiency of industries across the globe’s major economies. By gaining a better understanding of this data, we can expand on the Council’s research efforts to prove that American manufacturers are among the cleanest, most innovative in the world.

This information is essential to a multitude of practical applications, including increasing transparency of foreign emissions, promoting U.S. interests as other countries explore climate and trade policies, and supporting faster permitting for critical infrastructure and manufacturing projects. The PROVE IT Act will better inform U.S. policymakers on how to leverage the U.S. carbon advantage to boost our economy while lowering global emissions. The Council supports the PROVE IT Act and appreciates the leadership demonstrated by Representatives John Curtis, Scott Peters, and all their cosponsors.”