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Washington, D.C. – In response to EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s and VP Kamala Harris’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund announcement at an Investing in America tour event, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Policy Matthew Davis:
“It was thrilling to hear Vice President Harris talk about the significant progress this administration has made so far in tackling the climate crisis and advancing environmental justice. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund is critically important to investing in climate solutions in communities facing disinvestment or formerly left out of the clean energy transition, and the launch of the program’s National Clean Investment Fund and Clean Communities Investment Accelerator grant competitions by the Vice President is one more milestone for the rollout of historic investments from the affordable clean energy plan.
“Funding from these grant competitions, totaling $20 billion, will serve as leverage for private investment and a launching pad for tens of thousands of clean technology projects, and will help to bring good jobs and affordable, clean energy to low income and disadvantaged communities, including communities of color. The Biden-Harris administration’s affordable clean energy plan is changing the energy landscape in this country, cutting emissions, and uplifting historically underserved communities, thanks in large part to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. While House Republicans play politics and attempt to cut funding for this important and popular program against the interests of their districts, the Biden-Harris administration continues to focus on solutions to the climate crisis ravaging communities across the country.”