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Innovation Beyond Politics: Opposing Congressional Candidates Team Up for Silicon Valley’s Climate Future

February 29, 2024 | Palo Alto – Peter Dixon and Joby Bernstein, two competing next-generation congressional candidates running for CA-16 in Silicon Valley, released today their joint Climate Policy Paper:

“The time is now. We are putting aside the politics of the CA-16 congressional race to advocate for a new course of federal action that should be led by this district’s representative. We are both building our futures here and will be living in the Bay Area in 2050 when our air will be unhealthy for three months straight and our coastside will be flooded. Not only does America have only six years to mitigate the worst outcomes of climate change, but we are decisively behind when it comes to the nation’s approach to climate adaptation.

We must lead. Silicon Valley is the birthplace of game changing technologies that disrupt the world and are doing so again in combating climate change. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most significant investment of federal dollars to combat the climate crises in our history. Therefore, the most pressing question is now this: how do we overcome bureaucratic barriers that might otherwise deter trillions in private sector climate security investment from coming in to augment the $370 billion in federal funding from the IRA?”

To read the full document, click here.

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