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LCV Statement On Latest Biden-Harris Administration Cleaner Transportation Announcements

Jul 9, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s Biden-Harris administration’s announcements to promote cleaner transportation – from the Department of Transportation to invest $1.5 billion to support 117 “low” and “no-emission” bus projects, including 4,600 U.S.-built buses, in 47 states, and $1.2 billion in loan commitments from the Department of Energy to support a new facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, which will be key to onshoring the supply chain for EV’s lithium ion batteries, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Policy and former EPA scientist Matthew Davis:

“The Biden-Harris administration is continuing to deliver transformational benefits to folks across the country, with cleaner and healthier ways of getting around on quieter, low- emission buses, and building a clean energy future with clean energy manufacturing and good paying jobs. Communities of color and communities of low wealth, who predominantly live near busy roadways and are most impacted by pollution, can breathe easier with thousands of dirty buses off the road, and these investments to onshore and expand the supply chain for cleaner buses and electric vehicle batteries will help build a more sustainable and affordable sourcing of batteries for the future.”