On our show for October 23rd, host Terri Wilke speaks with Tony Mendoza, Senior Attorney with the Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program. He is based in California.

Tony Mendoza is the Sierra Club’s senior attorney who advocates for clean energy in the central United States. Tony received his BA and JD from Yale University. Before joining Sierra Club, Tony worked at a law firm in Washington, D.C. Tony grew up in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He enjoys fly fishing for wild trout and salmon, bird watching, and playing soccer.

Tony Mendoza addressed the KCMO Environmental Management Commission on July 12, 2023.  The KCMO Environmental Management Commission’s goal to is promote environmental awareness and resource efficiency to the City’s elected leaders and staff, to assist the progress of Kansas City toward sustainability.

Tony Mendoza’s topic to the KCMO Environmental Management Commission was the Inflation Reduction Act:  Opportunities for Local Governments.

The President’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 makes the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history, enabling America to tackle the climate crisis, advancing environmental justice, securing America’s position as a world leader in domestic clean energy manufacturing, and putting the United States on a pathway to achieving the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate goals, including a net-zero economy by 2050.

The White House has put out publication on this Act:

All we know, there is an urgent need to change the status quo.  We can protect the planet so that life can continue to thrive on earth.  We also know we pay a lot of tax dollars to the federal government.  This is why learning about the Inflation Reduction Act can be so gratifying – through the effective use of our tax dollars, we can improve living conditions for us.

We are all in this together and it will take all of us to make the world safe for human habitation for millennia to come.  Let’s learn how this IRA works for our communities!

We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to ensure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!

This will be a great radio hour!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can about the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

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