WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced new legislation to identify and give incentive to American manufacturers using sustainable practices.
The Buy Clean Transparency Act would increase the information available to federal government offices about the greenhouse gas emissions associated with public projects.
Studies have shown that U.S.-made materials often produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than foreign-made materials, but most countries fail to include these emissions in their estimates of domestic emissions.
‘The Buy Clean Transparency Act’ would require the federal government to assess the amount of greenhouse gas emissions associated with proposed public projects, giving agencies the information they need to consider sustainable when awarding government contracts.
Senator Klobuchar issued the following statement:
“Our legislation will help manufacturers here at home that have proven their dedication to fighting climate change by giving federal agencies the information to take those efforts into consideration during the bidding process, creating new opportunities to fight climate change and reduce emissions across global supply chains.”
The legislation would not only help mitigate climate change, but it would also create good jobs.
For more information on the legislation, click here.