Statement from E2 Advocacy Director Grant Carlisle

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2019) – The Trump administration introduced its federal budget proposal today, once again including cuts to and proposals to eliminate programs that drive investment in clean energy innovation and help American businesses create jobs and drive economic growth across the country.

The following is a statement from Grant Carlisle, advocacy director of the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs):

“This administration still does not get it. For the third time, they have put forth an anti-innovation budget which would put the U.S. at a disadvantage when competing with other countries for new technologies. The effects of these cuts, if allowed to become law would be simple: thousands of U.S. businesses and millions of clean energy jobs at risk.

“Congress should reject this proposal immediately. Not doing so hurts businesses, workers, consumers – and the future of American leadership in clean energy innovation.”

To speak with E2 members and business leaders across the country who support federal investment in energy innovation programs, please contact Michael Timberlake at (202) 289-2407 or


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