U.S. Senate Passes Growing Climate Solutions Act

Posted: June 24, 2021 at 4:21 pm

Southeast AgNet Radio Network

June 24, 2021

In a bipartisan effort, the U.S. Senate passed the “Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021”. The bill, S.1251, basically creates a new program to self-certify technical assistance providers and third-party verifiers for the agriculture and forestry sectors for voluntary actions that are intended to reduce the amount of air and carbon pollution and for processes to naturally store carbon. It directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to publish a list of the protocols for voluntary environmental markets that have the potential to further support farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners in adopting sustainable management practices.

Many groups applauded Senate passage of the bill which now moves on to the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a bipartisan effort, today the U.S. Senate passed the “Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021”. The bill, S.1251, basically creates a new program to self-certify technical assistance providers and third-party verifiers for the agriculture and forestry sectors for voluntary actions that are intended to reduce the amount of air and carbon pollution and for processes to naturally store carbon. It directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to publish a list of the protocols for voluntary environmental markets that have the potential to further support farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners in adopting sustainable management practices.

Many groups applauded Senate passage of the bill which now moves on to the U.S. House of Representatives.

To read a complete and accurate display of the Growing Climate Solutions Act, click here (.pdf).

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who introduced the legislation, issued this news release following the Senate’s vote.