Congressional Roundtable with Black Lawmakers, Entrepreneurs, and Subject Matter Experts to address concerns about the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan
The Congressional Black Caucus Presents:
Black Business Owners in the Green Economy
USBC President (back, center) Ron Busby along with Members of Congress: Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), and Black Business Leaders in the Green Economy
Washington, DC-- Earlier this week, the U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and a select group of USBC business owners met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus during a roundtable discussion to address growing concerns of the impact repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) would have on Black-owned businesses and the Black community at-large.
USBC President Ron Busby released the following statement after the roundtable discussion:
"It's crucial that Black business owners and community leaders amplify their concerns about the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan. 1 in 6 Black children suffer from asthma, dismantling the Clean Power Plan is a major public health concern for the Black community. By moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is helping big corporations put profits before the health of our communities. Our recent roundtable discussion proved we have green-technology savvy Black business owners that are making great strides in providing solutions and services to address environmental concerns. I stand firm with our green-tech business owners and members of the Congressional Black Caucus to advocate for the need to uphold the Clean Power Plan."
Roundtable discussion with Members of Congress,
USBC members, and Black Entrepreneurs in the Green Economy