Edwards, Pressley make push for clean jobs

District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards joined U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley last week in a press conference in Piers Park to promote clean energy jobs and environmental justice for the community of East Boston.

Hosted by the Environmental League of Massachusetts and GreenRoots Boston, the event highlighted how President Biden’s American Jobs Plan could be carried out in a way that helps East Boston recover from the pandemic and stay protected from environmental vulnerability.

The American Jobs Plan includes some proposals for clean energy (or renewable energy) jobs that help produce energy that doesn’t pollute the earth and comes from sources such as sunlight and wind.

In the plan, Biden expresses support for projects that address the legacy of pollution in communities impacted by environmental injustice. When Congress begins legislating the American Jobs Plan, the White House says it will enforce strong labor standards to ensure good-quality jobs that modernize

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