Former U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan is joining a coalition fighting against climate change.

The former Democratic lawmaker announced that he'll join the leadership council for Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future.

Ryan will serve alongside former Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

"I am excited to join Natural Allies and promote the role natural gas plays in meeting global climate goals faster, while advancing reliability and affordability here at home," said Congressman Ryan. "These are kitchen table issues voters understand - people's livelihoods and jobs often depend on rational energy policy. As Democrats, we can be pro-climate, pro-affordability, and pro-natural gas."

According to the release, Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future aims to raise awareness on the vital role natural gas and its infrastructure play in the energy mix.

The 501c4 organization says partnering natural gas with renewable energies like wind and solar can help the world reach its climate goals faster without compromising reliability and affordability.

Congressman Ryan brings with him 20 years of lawmaking experience from his 10 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in 2022 and was a presidential candidate in 2020.

The release says Ryan was a stalwart leader in the fight to defend jobs and strengthen America's manufacturing base while also championing investments in clean energy technologies.

"The events of the last year show we can no longer sit on the sidelines while countries like Russia seek to weaponize energy, coerce and threaten our allies, and jeopardize global security. American natural gas is the answer to this threat. Today it is helping to stabilize our allies and maintain freedom across the globe. Expanding our U.S. natural gas infrastructure meets our energy goals now and allows us to adapt to zero carbon fuels of the future like hydrogen that drive carbon emissions down," added Congressman Ryan. "Further, the working-class people who built the energy systems we rely on in this country today are going to be the same people who build the next generation of energy - natural gas will be a huge part of that."