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Washington, D.C. – In response to the EPA’s release of key details of the $27B Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund from the Inflation Reduction Act, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:
“This is great news and a critical step in making sure the benefits of the clean energy transition are felt in low income and disadvantaged communities, including communities of color. Delivering this funding to projects benefiting frontline communities is a key part of the Biden-Harris administration delivering on its Justice40 Initiative to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, clean energy and transportation. We are thrilled to see the rapid pace at which the Biden-Harris administration continues to implement the Inflation Reduction Act. Unfortunately, House Republicans have made cuts to this and other parts of the administration’s clean energy plan a top priority, but we will do everything we can to make sure we do not go backward and instead use this as just the first step toward the clean energy economy of the future.”
For further background, please see the comments LCV joined that were submitted to the EPA in response to the Request for Information (RIA) for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. In case you missed it, LCV joined a number of groups in sending a letter to the Energy & Commerce Committee opposing efforts to repeal this critical fund.
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