It’s official: the White House, Senator Schumer and Senator Manchin have come to an agreement on the most significant climate bill in history. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will put our nation on the path to cut pollution in half by 2030, create millions of good paying clean energy jobs, invest in environmental justice, and reduce energy bills for working families across the country. The Senate deal is our last, best chance to take on the climate crisis and secure real energy independence. 

Congress must pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 immediately. Let’s get it done. 

Here are some of the Inflation Reduction Act’s critical investments that will help lower costs for families, secure real energy independence, and meet this climate moment:

As part of this historic bill, there are also harmful tradeoffs that Senate negotiators included in order to reach a deal. These tradeoffs include less funding than initially proposed by President Biden, two new provisions that promote dirty fossil fuels by tying offshore wind leasing to massive new oil and gas lease sales, and an agreement to later pursue changes to how new infrastructure is permitted, possibly including dirty pipelines.

The fight is not over and in order to reduce pollution at the speed scientists say is necessary, this bill must be paired with bold executive action from the Biden Administration and state and local leadership. Yet, with $369 billion in investments for climate, justice and clean energy, the Inflation Reduction Act is the most significant climate bill in history and will put us on the path to cutting emissions in half by 2030. Congress must meet this urgent climate moment and pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 immediately.