Contact: Kurt Zellers, KurtZ@Synergeticendeavors.com, (612) 889-4485
Morgantown, WV – On Wednesday, July 28, at 10:00 a.m. ET, Morgantown Mayor Jennifer Selin and Delegate Evan Hansen will join environmental and public health advocates for a press conference to call for strong federal investments in clean transportation infrastructure and highlight the benefits of electric buses. This event, which is part of a series occurring across the country as the U.S. Congress and the Biden administration consider broad infrastructure proposals, will be hosted by Mom’s Clean Action Force.
Transportation accounts for almost a third of all US emissions and the single largest source of climate-harming greenhouse gas pollution in the US. Investments in clean transportation are essential to meeting our nation’s climate goals, reducing air pollution, improving public health, achieving environmental justice, and spurring the economy. Manufacturers account for more than 10% of total output in West Virginia, employing 48,000 workers, or 6.5% of the state’s workforce, and there were 10,078 West Virginians working in clean energy as of 2019. Bold federal investments to tackle the climate crisis, which West Virginians support by a +22 point margin, can spur the advancement of programs that will help bring more good-paying manufacturing jobs to West Virginia.
- City of Morgantown Mayor Jennifer Selin
- Delegate Evan Hansen (Monongalia, 51)
- Kelly Bragg, West Virginia Clean Cities
- Elizabeth Brandt, Field and Special Projects Manager, Moms Clean Air Force
Wednesday, July 28
10:00 a.m. ET
Morgantown City Hall, 389 Spruce St, Morgantown, WV 26505
Press is encouraged to arrive at the event at 9:55 a.m. ET. Speakers will be available for questions following the event.