9.7 C
New York
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
HomeRecent climate newsUS $550m Support to Pollution Prevention Measures

US $550m Support to Pollution Prevention Measures

- Advertisement -

Pollution Prevention Measures

The administration of US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that it has chosen 11 organizations from around the country to distribute $550 million in grants to underprivileged areas for lowering legacy pollution and getting access to renewable energy.

- Advertisement -

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will fund organizations that will act as grantmakers for its new Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking program, which will invest in community-led projects in areas that have historically been overburdened by air and water pollution. These organizations could include sizable non-profit organizations, tribal nations, and universities.

US $550m Support to Pollution Prevention Measures
US $550m Support to Pollution Prevention Measures
- Advertisement -

The funds are a portion of the $3 billion authorized by Congress for environmental justice block grants included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a piece of landmark legislation signed by Vice President Biden that will encourage investments of almost $369 billion in clean energy and climate priorities.

- Advertisement -

“The money we have been given is more than just triage. It entails more than just solving a little issue. According to an interview with Reuters, Robin Morris Collin, senior advisor for environmental justice at the EPA, “The scope and the ambition of this investment that Congress has given us will impact these communities.”

The EPA opened a new office in September of last year with a focus on the needs of underserved minority and low-income areas. The $3 billion in awards for environmental justice will be managed by it.

The initiative will assist the Biden administration in achieving its objective of providing 40% of the overall benefits of federal climate investments to underserved and underprivileged areas that have had a difficult time receiving government assistance.

In order to improve what has historically not been a particularly inviting atmosphere for low income and disadvantaged populations to access financial resources, Collin told Reuters that “we are ramping up our processes.”


Recentclimate – Support to Pollution Prevention, Support to Pollution Prevention Action ,US

Support to Pollution Prevention


Recent world climate News

Global Change

Climate Education



- Advertisement -
Los Angeles
clear sky
15.8 ° C
18.3 °
13.2 °
36 %
0 %
21 °
18 °
15 °
16 °
19 °
- Advertisment -

Most Popular