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Press Statement April 22, 2024

NAACP Applauds Biden-Harris Administration on $7 Billion Solar Grant Initiative, Advancing Environmental Justice

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 22, 2024 

Contact: Alicia Mercedes, amercedes@naacpnet.org

WASHINGTON - Today, the NAACP shared its support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of their $7 billion 'Solar to All' initiative under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund grant competition. This effort by the Biden-Harris Administration to deliver solar to more than 900,000 low-income and disadvantaged households nationwide aims to save low-income Americans $350 Million annually while advancing environmental justice across the nation.

Abre' Conner, NAACP Director of Environmental and Climate Justice shared the following statement:

"Today, on Earth Day, the NAACP recognizes the many hardships and injustices experienced across the Black community as it relates to environmental and climate justice. We commend the EPA on their continued efforts to address reducing pollution and the environmental needs of historically excluded families. This grant not only impacts environmental justice but directly benefits a just transition for labor needs and is an important step towards economic liberation. The NAACP will continue to push for policies that will build a more sustainable and equitable future for our nation."

The NAACP is a leading advocate for environmental and climate justice, economic equity, and access to capital for Black Americans. We support the need for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and will continue crucial partnerships with organizations who share our vision to create equitable solutions and forge a path forward for Black communities.

For more information of our environmental and climate justice work, visit our website.

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The NAACP advocates, agitates, and litigates for the civil rights due to Black America. Our legacy is built on the foundation of grassroots activism by the biggest civil rights pioneers of the 20th century and is sustained by 21st century activists. From classrooms and courtrooms to city halls and Congress, our network of members across the country works to secure the social and political power that will end race-based discrimination. That work is rooted in racial equity, civic engagement, and supportive policies and institutions for all marginalized people. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund â€" also referred to as the NAACP-LDF - was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but now operates as a completely separate entity.

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