Iowa Officials Call For Clean Transportation Investment

MTA Proterra Catalyst BE40 Electric Bus. Photo Credit: Jason Lawrence, Wikimedia Commons

Des Moines, Iowa – On Thursday, July 15, at 10 a.m. CDT, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, State Representative Marti Anderson and Des Moines City Council member Josh Mandelbaum will join climate and public health advocates for a virtual press conference to call for significant national investments in electric vehicles (EVs) and clean transportation infrastructure. This event will be hosted by Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Robust investments in EVs and clean transportation infrastructure such as those originally proposed by the Biden Administration are essential to reducing air pollution, improving public health, and create good paying jobs in Iowa. The recent E-transit bus pilot program being run by the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is an example of how these investments can reduce carbon pollution and improve air quality in vulnerable communities for all Iowans.

WHO:

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller
State Rep. Marti Anderson (HD-36)
Des Moines City Council member Josh Mandelbaum (Ward 3)
Dr. Maureen McCue, Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility
Karin Stein, Iowa Organizer, Moms Clean Air Force

WHEN:

Thursday, July 15, 10 a.m. CDT.

WHERE:

This event will be held over a Zoom Video Conference. Attendees must pre-register for the video conference Here. Attendees will receive an email with a link to the video conference once they register.

INTERVIEWS:

Press is encouraged to join the video conference at 9:55 a.m. CDT. Speakers will be available for questions following the video conference.

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