The following statement on the Senate’s passage of the budget reconciliation bill with incentives for clean energy production to address climate change, can be attributed to Marla Westervelt, Vice President of Policy for the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility, a global effort to shape innovative policy solutions for the more equitable and sustainable movement of people and goods.
“We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing this historic legislation. There are so many things to celebrate in the Inflation Reduction Act, but we are particularly pleased to see investments in clean transportation, including grants to reduce emissions at ports. In a recent report, we presented ways in which we can reduce carbon emissions by 22% in the global supply chain by adopting a freight data exchange standard. These new investments will make our air even cleaner, especially critical for neighborhoods surrounding major ports that are exposed to much higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions than their wealthier counterparts.
“We urge the U.S. House of Representatives to pass this with no further delay, and we look forward to working with stakeholders to implement the legislation and take the steps needed to create a more sustainable system here and around the world.”
About Coalition for Reimagined Mobility
The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) is a global effort to shape equitable and sustainable policy solutions, enabled by technology to improve the movement of people and goods. As an initiative of SAFE, the Coalition conducts research and advocacy to advance economically sustainable policies and platforms that prioritize people, while ensuring the wellbeing and security of the planet. For more information, visit https://reimaginedmobility.org/.