FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2022
Steven Fantes, 617-817-1297; email@example.com
Mollie Michel, 718-536-6336; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Protection Network Applauds Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and Its Historic Investments to Address Climate Change and Protect Public Health
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes unprecedented investments to be directed to 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 fence line and frontline communities, and employ zero-emission technologies,” said Michelle Roos, EPN’s Executive Director. “This bill will hold polluters responsible for cleaning up hazardous contamination caused by their operations, and direct billions of dollars toward helping vulnerable communities who have been overburdened by pollution for generations. Additional provisions will help save families roughly $500 annually on energy costs and provide critical funding to support EPA’s work to reduce heath-harming emissions from heavy-duty trucks and reduce air pollution in schools across the country.”
“This legislation is a momentous first step that puts us on a path to reach necessary climate goals to protect the health and future of generations to come. We look forward to the House of Representatives voting on and passing the bill on August 12, and President Biden signing it into law—enacting the most significant piece of climate legislation in our country’s history. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will—at long last—enable our nation to address the climate crisis with the urgency it demands.”
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Founded in 2017, the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) harnesses the expertise of more than 550 former EPA career staff and confirmation-level appointees from Democratic and Republican administrations to provide the unique perspective of former regulators with decades of historical knowledge and subject matter expertise.