Biden-Harris Administration Actions to Cut Pollution from Industry Will Boost Innovation, Jobs and Equity

EDF Statement from Derek Walker, Vice President for the U.S. Region

February 15, 2022
Chandler Green, (803) 981-2211,

WASHINGTON – Feb 15, 2022) Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced a series of actions to reduce climate pollution from industry and manufacturing, build good-paying, union jobs, expand the market for low-carbon materials, and improve equity and environmental justice. 

“Building a cleaner industrial sector is a major climate challenge that deserves a serious, whole-of-government approach,” said Derek Walker, Vice President for the US Region at EDF. “The Biden-Harris administration is taking direct aim at industrial pollution with a range of new initiatives that can spur innovative solutions and drive investment in clean, American-made materials.

“These actions will position the U.S. to lead on clean manufacturing, while creating good-paying, union jobs for workers and communities across the country. With inclusive and proactive planning, communities that have been disproportionately burdened by health-harming, air and water pollution can shape efforts to clean up industry and manufacturing.

“To fully and responsibly deliver on our climate goals, it will be essential for the Administration to integrate strong environmental and equity protections. We thank the Biden-Harris administration for taking on this notoriously tough climate challenge and look forward to harnessing new opportunities in clean manufacturing.”

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