Jonna Hamilton

Senior manager of govt. affairs

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Jonna Hamilton is the Senior Manager of Government Affairs in the Clean Vehicles Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In that role, she leads interactions with Congress, executive branch agencies, and the White House on topics pertaining to fuel efficient cars, electric vehicles, and fuels policy. See Jonna's full bio.

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Science and Environmental Communities Call on Biden, Congress to Decarbonize Transportation and Power Generation

President Biden recently unveiled his American Jobs Plan— a two trillion-dollar package with significant investments in infrastructure, advanced technologies, and jobs that will reduce our global warming emissions.  Next week, he will host the Leaders’ Climate Summit on Earth Day where he will likely announce how he wants us to re-engage with the rest of the world on climate, including some specifics on our national contribution to reducing emissions as we re-enter the Paris Climate agreement (yay!).

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The Biden Opportunity: Clean Transportation for All

We will soon have a president who knows that climate change is happening, that we need to take bold action to stave off the worst impacts, and that cleaning up our transportation system is a big part of that. Ensuring that the Biden administration delivers on its promises and takes even bolder action is going to require us all to roll up our sleeves, get to work, and keep the pressure on. Read more >

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The Moving Forward Act: Ten Ways the House Infrastructure Proposal Will Increase Electric Vehicles, Clean Energy, and Resilient Transportation

Today, US House passed their infrastructure proposal, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2)*. The result is a good bill that will pass out of the House – the question, as always, is what will happen in the Senate. Read more >

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Toyota is Siding with Trump – I’m Just One of Many Angry Prius Owners

Dear Fellow Prius Drivers –

Were you as mad at Toyota as I was when you learned that they are actively undermining the Clean Air Act by siding with the Trump administration as they attack state authority and undermine emissions standards?  If so, you are not alone.

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Resilience and Transitioning to EVs Should Be Key Features in New Highway Bill

Most legislation introduced in Congress doesn’t go anywhere – it doesn’t get a hearing, doesn’t get a vote, it just dies quietly at the end of the two-year congressional session.  However, there are a few things that Congress must do either annually or every few years, and these are the big “must-pass” bills that you sometimes hear people talk about. Read more >

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