"The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by the House of Representatives will deliver the kind of bold, ambitious action we need to meet the many challenges of this moment,” said PennFuture Senior Director of Government Affairs Ezra Thrush. “This legislation will result in the single largest investment in clean drinking water in American history, including $55 million to update old infrastructure and replace lead service lines, $26 million for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program, and $238 million over the next five years for the Chesapeake Bay Program, It will also invest $21 billion in environmental remediation, $7.5 billion to build out a national network of Electric Vehicle infrastructure, and $65 billion to upgrade our power infrastructure to facilitate the expansion of renewable energy.
These historic investments won’t just combat the climate crisis and result in healthier, happier communities, but they will put people back to work in impressive fashion by adding two million jobs per year over the next decade.
PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.
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