HARRISBURG, P.A. – The Pennsylvania Senate’s Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee today voted to advance the Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act, a bipartisan effort to significantly advance electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations across the state while helping tackle one of the biggest sources of climate pollution in the region: transportation. In addition, the bill aims to promote economic growth and job creation by encouraging private investment in cars, buses and equipment that Pennsylvania businesses are helping to develop.
A statement follows from Kathy Harris, Clean Vehicles and Fuels Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):
“Everyone stands to benefit when we increase the number of electric vehicles – from cars to trucks to buses – on Pennsylvania roads. This bipartisan effort will help Pennsylvania jumpstart its clean transportation network while curbing harmful climate pollution. At the same time, it will help spur investment in the state – boosting the economy and creating local clean energy jobs. This is a major leap forward that will help the state catch up to its neighbors across the Northeast region.”
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