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Washington, D.C. -- Today, representatives Andy Levin and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Electric Vehicle Freedom Act, a transformative proposal to create a comprehensive national network of high-speed EV chargers along our nation’s public highway system within five years. The EV Freedom Act would create automotive and infrastructure jobs while taking a major and necessary step toward reducing emissions and addressing climate change.
Yesterday, Representative Yvette Clarke introduced her Electric Vehicle for Underserved Communities Act intended to increase access to charging stations, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color.
The Sierra Club endorses both pieces of legislation.
In response, Will Anderson, Sierra Club’s Associate Director of Legislative/Administrative Advocacy, released the following statement:
“The solutions to our climate crisis demand that no community is left behind. The Sierra Club is proud to endorse these transformative pieces of legislation that will build out our nation’s clean energy infrastructure in every community. We must electrify transportation as quickly as possible and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to tackle the climate crisis, and this type of investment ensures that the shift to clean transportation is built by hard-working Americans.”
About the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.5 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.