WASHINGTON, DC – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman on Wednesday questioned witnesses in a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing on Industrial Decarbonization.

Senator Fetterman focused his questioning on the processes that can decarbonize steelmaking, advocating for greener technologies while also protecting good-paying union jobs for people working in the industry.

“What does that mean to your average union worker that might be thinking ‘I’m going to lose my job’ because we are not able to meet some of these standards,” said Senator Fetterman. “I would very much like to decarbonize steel, but these are the kind of industries that have a truth that you can’t really make it without having carbon, unless there is some kind of super kind of paradigm shift.”

Witnesses in the hearing included Dr. Abigail Regitsky, Senior Manager, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Breakthrough Energy; Dr. Leah Ellis, CEO and Co-founder, Sublime Systems, Inc.; and Shannon Angielski, President, Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition.

A full recording of Senator Fetterman’s questions can be found here.