Our partnership is firm in its belief that Americans don’t have to choose between a good job and a clean environment—we can and must have both. The Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule, CEQ’s proposed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations, are a demonstration of this principle, and we thank you for the opportunity to provide comment.
Over the last decade, we have witnessed the worsening impacts of climate change. To avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change, we must put America on a pathway of reducing its emissions to net zero emissions by 2050, and ensure we are solidly on that path by 2030. To do so, clean energy, transmission, and a range of other infrastructure deployment must grow rapidly. This includes increasing renewable energy as well as boosting transmission capacity as much as 2-3 times from current levels. At the same time, America’s current infrastructure consistently gets barely passing grades because our systems are in dire need of repair and modernization.
By investing to grow clean energy and modernize our grid; repair our failing roads, bridges, and water systems; improve the efficiency and health of our buildings; and transform our transportation systems, we can boost our economy and create millions of good jobs while also reducing pollution, combatting climate change, and making our communities healthier and safer.
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