The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investing $3 million to fund zero-emission port equipment and technology and to help ports develop climate action plans to reduce air pollutants, improve air quality and public health in neighboring communities, and advance environmental justice.
According to The White House, these investments are just the latest in a string of transformative programs and projects made possible by the Biden-Harris Administration. Together, these investments will create good-paying jobs, strengthen supply chains, improve economic competitiveness, and help combat the climate crisis.
Recognizing the vital role of modern, resilient infrastructure in reducing costs for American families and businesses, President Biden secured an unprecedented $17 billion investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve the country’s ports and waterways – critical arteries in our supply chains. The Inflation Reduction Act includes another $4 billion with a focus of electrifying port equipment and heavy-duty vehicles. This historic investment will also play a role in reducing local pollution and climate emissions by limiting congestion and idling as well as by investing in electrification and other low-carbon technologies through programs, including supporting the future of zero emission shipping.