House Pass Historic Funding in the Build Back Better Act for U.S. Marine Ports and Waterways

Pacific Environment Applauds the Passage of the Bill and Advancement of Zero Emissions Energy Technologies
Date: November 19, 2021

Pacific Environment celebrates the passage of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) this week. As passed, the BBBA contains billions of dollars in funding for U.S. marine ports and waterways and will catalyze the advancement of zero-emission energy for the maritime shipping industry. The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

The following is a statement by Pacific Environment’s Federal Climate Policy Manager, Tyler McFadden, in response to the historic nature of the BBA:

“Pacific Environment has been working hard to secure game-changing investments in the clean energy transition at U.S. ports, for maritime shipping, and in frontline communities. We are heartened by the House’s vote to pass this historic legislation, as the BBBA is essential to our shared goals and vision for the future. The U.S. Senate must follow suit and pass the BBBA before the end of the year. We thank all U.S. House members who voted yes on this historic legislation and encourage them to maintain their support for the final Senate bill.”