Dingell Joins Vice President Harris & Secretary Granholm in Ann Arbor to Highlight Climate Action
ANN ARBOR, Mich., January 12, 2023
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today joined Vice President Kamala Harris and Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to highlight historic progress made by Democrats in Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration to combat the Climate Crisis.
“Michigan is leading the nation in taking aggressive action to combat the Climate Crisis,” said Dingell. “As the home of the auto industry and heart of American manufacturing, we know our state plays a critical role in creating a net-zero, clean-energy economy rooted right here in the Midwest. Under the leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration, we have delivered historic investments to reduce carbon emissions, develop new clean energy technologies, and build more resilient communities. These efforts matter, and the work is already showing strong results. We must continue working together and having tough conversations to build on this progress and protect our planet for future generations.”
“The fact is, collectively, what we have done in getting this work done in the last two years is going to be an investment of just about $1 trillion in the decade,” said Vice President Harris. “When I think about the shoulders upon which we stand and where we have now arrived, I think we all should take note of the momentum we have achieved, and our responsibility now… to then continue with this moment and lead and not waste a minute because we don’t have a minute to spare.”
“As the Secretary of Energy, I know that we have the tools, the techniques, and the technologies to be able to tackle climate change now, after what has been passed in the past two years,” said Sec. Granholm. “We have the tools to be able to take advantage of the economy that can be created around clean energy, to build a just society, to undo the wrongs that have been perpetrated upon communities that have lived in the shadows of smokestacks, that have been bifurcated by transportation decisions, communities that have been left behind. We can be the place that manufactures the solutions to climate change, all the while using those solutions and exporting them around the world.”
Dingell has led several climate initiatives that have been signed into law by President Biden, including: