Feds gave Georgia $3M to plan climate pollution reduction. What role will Columbus play?

By: Kara Hunter, Ledger-Enquirer

Since July, environmental planners, state representatives, environmental consultants, climate solutions nonprofits and community organizers across Georgia — mainly based in Atlanta — have engaged with the Georgia EPD to begin building a climate pollution reduction plan due by early next year. Georgia is competing for a slice of the $4.6 billion federal pie that will be distributed in the spring of 2024.

The better the plan, the more likely Georgia will earn more funding to implement the historic Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) aimed at reducing emissions and combating climate change across Georgia, especially in communities deemed disadvantaged and low-income.

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