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About Us

Clean Cities Mission

Clean Cities coalitions foster the economic, environmental, and energy security of the United States by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices.

Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities Coalition Team

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Daphne Dixon

Executive Director

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Alyssa Murhy

CT Southwestern Area Clean Cities Intern

Alyssa has been serving CT SWA Clean Cities Coalition for over rtwo years  and specializes in electric school bus adoption, municipalEV readiness and educational workshops. Alyssa participated in the Coast to Coast EV Road Trip.

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Claire Abate

Municipal Speecialist

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Environmental Justice/Equity

Through his Justice40 Initiative, the White House Administration is delivering 40 percent of the overall benefits of Federal climate, clean energy, affordable and sustainable housing, clean water, and other investments to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution.

What is the Justice40 Initiative?

For the first time in our nation’s history, the Federal Government has made it a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution. President Biden made this historic commitment when he signed Executive Order 14008 within days of taking office.

What kinds of investments fall within the Justice40 Initiative? The categories of investment are: climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure.

How is the Administration implementing the Justice40 Initiative? A national commitment to environmental justice of this magnitude has never been made before. To meet the goal of the Justice40 Initiative, the Administration is transforming hundreds of Federal programs across the government to ensure that disadvantaged communities receive the benefits of new and existing Federal investments in these categories. Through the President’s Inflation Reduction ActBipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the American Rescue Plan, Federal agencies are making historic levels of investment to advance environmental justice. This investment will help confront decades of underinvestment in disadvantaged communities, and bring critical resources to communities that have been overburdened by legacy pollution and environmental hazards.

What type of direction has the White House provided to Federal agencies to achieve the goals of Justice40 Initiative?

The task of delivering the benefits of hundreds of Federal programs to communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution requires fundamental and sweeping reforms to the very way in which the Federal Government as a whole operates. Last year, the White House issued formal Interim Implementation Guidance directing all Federal agencies to identify and begin transforming their programs covered under the Justice40 Initiative – which agencies are currently implementing. Here are some key topics addressed in the formal guidance. Learn More...

Organizations We Partner With

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Connecticut Green Bank

Eversource

Greater Bridgeport Transit

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LuftCar

MetroCOG

Sustainable Fairfield County

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