In response to the proposed bill that would invest almost $500B in funding, Environmental Defense Fund Senior Vice President of Political Affairs Elizabeth Gore released statements praising the bill.
“In every corner of our country, we need our elected leaders to step forward with proposals that will rebuild better and invest in proven initiatives that will put people back to work,” Gore said in a statement. “By investing in new incentives for installing electric vehicle charging stations, expanding the adoption of zero-emission buses, easing traffic congestion and spurring innovation in green freight, this bill helps clean up the air in overburdened communities, cut costs and deliver practical and popular solutions to fix our nation’s deteriorating infrastructure.”
The statement comes after the House Democrats unveiled a bill that would contribute $319 billion to fix 47,000 to crumbling bridges, $105 billion for mass transit, and almost $30 billion to invest in passenger railraod Amtrak and rail infrastructure. The Environmental Defense Fund is one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than 2.5 million members and a team of 700 that’s comprised of scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals.