. CLEAN Future Act: Establish an interagency working group on environmental justice, require federal agencies to integrate EJ into their missions and develop comprehensive, agency-wide EJ strategies.
. Make environmental and social justice central to climate action.
. Protect the interests of low-income people, women and workers against the impacts of climate change and severe weather events.
. Invest in worker-supported economic organizations such as cooperatives and other community wealth-building strategies.
. Facilitate the creation of neighborhood transition councils as hubs of distribution, education, participatory planning, and democratic decision-making
. Earmark investments in residential energy efficiency, storage, solar and community distributed generation projects for disadvantaged communities.
. Increase resources for environmental enforcement in the most overburdened communities.
. Require that all utilities make funds available for energy assistance to low-income households, including bill reductions, energy efficiency upgrades, and direct ownership of household energy systems.
. Invest in deindustrialized and rural communities to help spur economic development and diversification.
. Offset energy price impacts of climate policy on low- and fixed-income Americans.
. Prioritize funding for clean energy projects proposed by Indigenous Peoples and by communities overburdened by pollution.
. Build local community wealth with non-extractive and regenerative loan funds that support the building of sustainable, community-benefitting, local economies.
. Redefine “returns” and “risks” to measure the degradation of our communities and ecological systems, measuring returns on investment by the stability and health of our communities and planet.
. Provide financial support to least-developed nations to cope with the effects of climate change.
. CLEAN Future Act: Reauthorize low-income home energy assistance program.
. CLEAN Future Act: Require the National Climate Bank to prioritize investments in communities disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change.
. Ensure all laws and regulations take into account the complete environmental and social costs of emissions, with particular attention to disadvantaged communities.
. Create a separate standard for GHG emission reductions for de minimis emissions by small business.
. Ensure that any offset of GHGs do not result in a disproportionate environmental impact on disadvantaged communities, and prioritize those projects that benefit them.
. Require GHG emission offset projects to be located geographically close to the source of emissions and provide benefit to the local ecosystem or people.
. Establish criteria to identify disadvantaged communities: areas burdened by cumulative environmental pollution; low income, high unemployment, high rent burden, low levels of home ownership, low levels of educational attainment, historic discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity; and areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change such as flooding, storm surges, and urban heat island effects.
. Conduct research on environmental and climate issues in frontline communities.
. For the allocation of ratepayer funds for clean energy, develop and report metrics for energy savings and clean energy market penetration in the low and moderate income market and in disadvantaged communities.
. Establish a community advisory council with representatives from environmental justice communities and labor organizations to advise government agencies working on the clean energy transition and workforce development in disadvantaged communities.
. Report on barriers to and opportunities for community ownership of the following services in disadvantaged communities: distributed renewable energy generation; energy efficiency and weatherization investments; adaptation measures; and microgrids.
. Report on barriers to and opportunities for community ownership of low-emission transportation in disadvantaged communities.
. Report on barriers to and opportunities for community ownership of shelters for extreme weather events and medical treatment for conditions exacerbated by climate-related events.
. Establish and implement easily-replicated renewable energy projects, including solar arrays, heat pumps and wind turbines in public low-income housing in suburban, urban and rural areas.
. Establish a grant program to build and expand community energy generation in public housing.
. Ensure that a public housing entity retains 90 percent of any profits earned by selling the energy it generates, with residents voting on how to use those profits.
. Establish grant program for the purchase and installation of energy storage in public housing.