Indianapolis, IN—Chris Chyung, executive director of Indiana Conservation Voters, issued a statement today following the announcement of the winners of $7 billion in federal grants to build out regional hydrogen hubs, part of the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The MachH2 proposal, which includes various heavy industrial polluters in Indiana and six other midwestern states, was among the winners announced today. In June, Indiana Conservation Voters and other allied groups highlighted the lack of transparency in the MachH2 proposal.
STATEMENT FROM CHRIS CHYUNG:
“President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law could be a gamechanger for Hoosiers, but now comes the hard part: implementing programs like hydrogen hubs to ensure emissions reductions, create high-road jobs, and benefit disadvantaged communities.
“MachH2 and its supporting entities must engage with stakeholders across Indiana in order to create the cleanest, most economical, and smartest options in the production and use of hydrogen, such as for supporting our steel economy. Indiana Conservation Voters and our partners look forward to bridging divides between industry, workers, and the environment now that MachH2 has been awarded federal funding.”
Indiana Conservation Voters is a 501(c)4 affiliate of the League of Conservation Voters that champions legislation to improve the state’s environment, economy, and competitive edge. By working with a wide range of stakeholders, and by educating lawmakers and the public about our priorities, together we can achieve meaningful change for all Hoosiers.