DelBene Secures Clean Aviation Wins in House FAA Reauthorization
Provisions would help accelerate hydrogen-powered plane adoption and lower carbon emissions
Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) celebrated House passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that includes provisions she championed to decarbonize the aviation industry through greater adoption of hydrogen-powered aircraft.
“Transportation is responsible for one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making transitioning to greener aviation critical to meeting our climate goals,” said DelBene. “Washington has long been a leader in clean energy and a hydrogen technology trailblazer. These provisions that I secured in the House FAA bill will help further cement the Evergreen State as a hydrogen powerhouse and help the U.S. reach our emissions reduction goals faster.”
DelBene secured the following provisions in the bill:
The FAA legislation is a must-pass bill this year. Differences must be worked out with the Senate before it can be signed by President Biden.
A summary of the FAA legislation can be found here.