New EDF Ad for West Virginia Metro News

EDF statement from Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

June 13, 2022
Cecile Brown, (202) 271-6534,

(Washington, DC — June 13, 2022) Environmental Defense Fund is launching a new radio ad to help settle the debate on the best pepperoni roll, and how bold climate and clean energy investments from Congress will benefit and sustain West Virginia communities with good paying jobs.

“The clean energy and transportation transition is here, and West Virginia is positioned to gain many great benefits in jobs and manufacturing.  Clean energy investments result in good paying, green jobs. That’s why we’re calling on Congress and President Biden to hammer out a deal and deliver support to Appalachian workers,” said Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President for Political Affairs. “Powering up our economy with clean energy and transportation is the climate action West Virginia needs, because they know that these investments will help future generations thrive by creating new jobs and ensuring more energy independence.”

This radio ad is the newest addition to the over $8.5 million EDF and its advocacy partner EDF Action have spent on promotions in support of the President’s climate agenda since June 2021. Environmental Defense Fund is a lead supporter of bold and ambitious climate and clean energy action, working closely with the Biden administration and on the Hill to get results.

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