Press Statement

ReImagine Appalachia on President Biden’s Historic Climate Announcement Celebrating Earth Week


April 22, 2024

CONTACT: John Neurohr,

APPALACHIAToday United States President Joe Biden announced the launch of the Solar For All program and advancements for the American Climate Core in celebration of Earth Week. ReImagine Appalachia, Campaign Manager, Dana Kuhnline, issued the following statement:

“We’re excited to see these investments in Appalachian communities that focus on making solar available to low-income and disadvantaged communities – as well as on training local workers to get these job. Partners in the region worked to pass the Solar for All legislation through Congress because we saw the potential to address climate change while ensuring the benefits of clean energy deployment – clean air, lower energy bills, and good jobs – reach the communities that need them the most. It’s wonderful to see this vision coming to fruition in the region.

“Additionally, the American Climate Corps aligns perfectly with our core beliefs and goals. We see it as a pivotal step towards providing our communities with jobs that not only benefit the environment but also offer viable career pathways for disadvantaged workers in the region. A program like the American Climate Corp is what reimagining Appalachia looks like: a genuine investment in a vibrant, thriving region, underpinned by sustainable development focused on both environmental and social justice.”