LCV Statement on the Building Better School Infrastructure Plan

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to the announcement of the Biden-Harris administration’s Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure which will leverage existing investments to support schools across the country as they transition to more energy efficient buildings and transportation, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Government Affairs Advocate Darien Davis:

“Today’s announcement marks a strong step toward better health and educational outcomes for children in our public schools, especially for communities of color that are disproportionately impacted by toxic pollution. This whole-of-government approach to school infrastructure will help ensure kids in schools breathe cleaner air while saving districts money and creating good-paying jobs. More than 25 million children ride dirty diesel-powered school buses each day, and programs like the Biden-Harris Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure will help schools better access the resources they need to make sure that kids have a clean ride to school. We also urge Congress to swiftly approve President Biden’s FY2023 Budget and enact the House-passed $555 billion investments in climate, jobs and justice investments to make our schools even safer and healthier.”

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