September 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds $1.2 Million Grant to Make Reno-Tahoe Airport Greener

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Reno-Tahoe International Airport $1,239,000 to install electric charging stations for ground-support equipment.

“I’m glad to see Reno-Tahoe airport get these federal funds for clean technology that will reduce air pollution and help keep Nevadans healthy. I continue to work in the Senate to get bipartisan support for clean energy and infrastructure projects that create good-paying jobs, diversify Nevada’s economy, reduce greenhouse gasses, and improve the health of our communities.”


Senator Cortez Masto has championed clean energy and transportation infrastructure for Nevada and the nation. As part of her Innovation State Initiative, she has introduced a suite of bills to promote clean vehicles and combat greenhouse gas emissions. She has also passed legislation to make airports greener and more efficient. She has introduced bills to support renewable energy, an area where Nevada’s industry leads, and she has called for investment in this sector to respond in part to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

This grant marks the first VALE award for Reno-Tahoe airport since the program was created in 2004. The project to install 20 charging stations is due to be completed in January 2021.