FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2022
Mollie Michel, Deputy Director, 718-536-6336; firstname.lastname@example.org
With the President’s Signing of the Historic Inflation Reduction Act, the Environmental Protection Network Applauds Its Transformative Investments to Address Climate Change and Protect Public Health
Today, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. This legislation includes unprecedented investments for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tackle the climate crisis, address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and support environmental justice.
In response, the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) released the following statement:
“The Inflation Reduction Act will provide funds to EPA to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses, better monitor air pollution in highly impacted communities, and employ zero-emission vehicle technologies,” said Michelle Roos, EPN’s Executive Director. “This bill will hold polluters responsible for cleaning up hazardous contamination, and direct billions of dollars toward helping people who have been overburdened by pollution for generations. Additional provisions will help families save roughly $500 per year on energy costs, reduce heath-harming emissions from heavy-duty trucks, and reduce air pollution in and around schools across the country.”
“This legislation is a momentous first step that will—at long last—enable our nation to address the climate crisis with the urgency it demands.”
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