Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee are starting climate change discussions by introducing new legislation. House Ag Committee Ranking Member G.T. Thompson says the five bills have one thing in common. “They’re designed to reduce our carbon footprint, while increasing the productivity and economic competitiveness of our farms and rural communities. We cannot sacrifice a healthy economy for a healthy environment.” Thompson thinks this package of bills are a much better fit for agriculture than the Growing Climate Solutions Act, climate legislation released in spring 2020. At this time, the bills have no Democratic co-sponsors. House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott did not respond to RRFN’s request for a comment on the bills. Read more about the SUSTAINS Act, RESTORE Act, NO EMITS Act, FIRE Act and the PRECISE Act.
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