Comments on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Trial Disclosure Program Proposal

The Greenlining Institute’s Economic Equity and Telecommunications teams submitted a comment letter in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Trial Disclosure Program proposal. Greenlining raised that critical safeguards to control for discrimination and adverse impact were missing from this trial program and that a lack of foresight to embed them could disproportionately harm consumers of color and others marginalized from financial markets. Greenlining raised the CFPB’s roll back of fair lending as an overarching concern for this trial program and the Bureau’s overall direction, and included questions and recommendations for the Bureau.

Comments on Phase 1 of PG&E 2013-2014 Statewide Marketing, Education, and Outreach Program and Budget

These are comments submitted by The Greenlining Institute on the Application of Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Approval of 2013-2014 Statewide Marketing, Education and Outreach Program and Budget. The document can be found here. Comments on Phase 1 of PG&E 2013-2014 Statewide Marketing, Education, and Outreach Program and Budget

Comments on VW Settlement’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Cycle 2 Investment

The Greenlining Institute and its partners urged Electrify America (EA), which is implementing VW’s $800M Zero Emission Vehicle investment under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement, to prioritize benefits to low-income and disadvantaged communities. We acknowledged the progress EA has made but withheld full support because we saw areas for improvement and missed opportunities to ensure this investment creates the most benefits for low-income people of color.

Comments on VW Settlement’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Investment

The Greenlining Institute and its partners urged Electrify America, which is implementing VW’s $800M Zero Emission Vehicle investment under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement, to prioritize benefits to low-income and disadvantaged communities. We also provided recommendations on how to ensure this investment creates the most benefits in communities impacted most by poverty and pollution.

Comments to the California Air Resources Board on Electric Car-Sharing Programs for Disadvantaged Communities

In comments to the California Air Resources Board, Greenlining and the other members of the Charge Ahead California campaign point out the importance of community outreach and infrastructure as key considerations in creating pilot car-sharing programs for electric vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

To read the comments, click here.

Comments to the California Air Resources Board Regarding the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust

The Greenlining Institute filed public comment with the California Air Resources Board regarding staff’s recommendation for allocating the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, part of the settlement for VW’s diesel emissions scandal. We recommend that the final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan leverage equitable economic development benefits and target 100% of light-duty Zero Emissions Vehicle infrastructure investments in low-income and disadvantaged communities.

 

Comments to the California Energy Commission Regarding EV Charging Incentive Projects

The Greenlining Institute filed public comment with the California Energy Commission regarding its Block Grant for electric vehicle charger incentive projects. We made recommendations to ensure incentive projects coming out of this Block Grant promote EV access for low- and moderate-income households and promote good jobs and job training for low-income workers and contracting opportunities for minority-owned businesses. Read it here.

Comments to the California Wildlife Conservation Board on the Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program Guidelines

The Greenlining Institute filed public comment regarding the Draft Program Guidelines for the new Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program. Greenlining recommends changes to ensure that the guidelines promote technical assistance, meaningful community engagement and equitable economic development.