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Climate justice advocates, lawmakers to push for federal investment in clean transportation at event in VB – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-07-22 08:54:41 –

Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) — Defenders of Climate Justice and Elected Virginia Officials will hold a press conference on Thursday at Virginia Beach calling for federal investment in clean transportation infrastructure such as electric buses.

Local representative Nancy Guy (D-83) at Croc’s at 11:00 am, Senator Jennifer McClellan (D-9) and other supporters of clean infrastructure (Virginia Conservation Voters Federation, Moms Clean) Join Air Force, Mothers Outfront). 19th Avenue Bistro on 19th Avenue on the oceanfront.

Proponents say investing in clean transportation is essential to achieving climate goals and reducing air pollution. Transport accounts for almost one-third of total greenhouse gas emissions In the United States

Proposals to tackle the climate crisis have gained strong support among voters, with about two-thirds (65%) of Americans saying that the federal government is doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change. It states that it is. According to a survey by Pew Research Center. 60% climate change Big threat For the well-being of the United States

The group emphasizes the electric bus that is Already operated by Hampton Roads Transit,this According to HRT, CO2 tailpipe emissions are zero, reducing energy costs by 75%. Against diesel bus.

The event occurs as Washington lawmakers continue to make final decisions on infrastructure spending.Democratic Party $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure package, Middle-aged lawmakers such as Virginia Senator Mark Warner are negotiating a $ 1.2 bipartisan infrastructure bill.

WAVY’s John Douding will be attending the event. Check for updates.



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