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LCV and Chispa Arizona Statements on Ten West Link Transmission Line Groundbreaking

Jan 19, 2023

Nick Abraham, 206-833-7021, and Nuvia Enriquez, Chispa AZ

Washington, D.C. and Phoenix, AZ – In response to Vice President Harris, Secretary Granholm, Secretary Haaland, and White House Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi breaking ground at the Ten West Link transmission line in Arizona today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa Arizona issued the following statements:

“This is what clean energy independence looks like. Arizonans and Californians can now look forward to an improved energy grid fueled by more U.S.-made clean, affordable solar and wind energy in the near future,” said LCV Senior Director of Government Affairs Matthew Davis. “Thanks to the Biden-Harris administration and champions in Congress, the Ten West groundbreaking is only the beginning of many job-creating affordable clean energy projects soon to pop up around the country as the new climate plan rolls out. These projects will save families money and build a healthier future for our children. We can’t wait to see benefits for communities across the country as more of the administration’s climate investments translate into real-world projects.”

““Arizonans from every corner of our state deserve clean energy powering their communities,” said Vianey Olivarria, State Director for Chispa Arizona. “Projects like Ten West can ensure our state is on the road to deliver 100% clean energy, which we have been advocating for years. Our federal leaders showed their commitment to climate action but we need Arizona’s leaders to follow their lead and commit our state to 100% clean electricity so every Arizonan can breathe cleaner air and live a healthier life.”