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Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Growing Climate Solutions Act

Bipartisan legislation win-win for farmers, the economy, and the environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which aims to remove barriers for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to participate in the voluntary carbon credit marketplace. As producers look to reduce their environmental footprint, they often look to the carbon credit marketplace to offset their emissions.

Problem Solvers, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) brought the bill for endorsement, which garnered the support of more than 75 percent of the Caucus. The bill is co-sponsored by fellow Caucus Members, Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), John Curtis (UT-03), Elaine Luria (VA-02), John Katko (NY-24), Jim Costa (CA-16), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Lou Correa (CA-46), Tom Rice (SC-07), Conor Lamb (PA-17), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Scott Peters (CA-52), Ed Case (HI-03), and Josh Harder (CA-10).

The legislation creates a program in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to voluntarily connect landowners to certified technical assistance providers to solve technical entry barriers and increase access to carbon credit markets. This program will make it easier for landowners to implement climate-smart practices and monetize the adoption of conservation and sustainable land use activities, all while helping to meet the growing demand for carbon credits. 

The Growing Climate Solutions Act (H.R. 2820/ S. 1251) is supported by more than 75 agriculture, food, forestry, and environmental groups. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is a win-win for America’s farmers, the economy, and the environment. 

Read the full release here.