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Sen. Ed Markey Proposes "Green Infrastructure" Package

Posted by Rypos on May 26, 2019 1:00:00 PM

A senator key to infrastructure and trucking policy negotiations on Capitol Hill has proposed modernizing the country’s transportation grid via green-centric initiatives.

Through a so-called green infrastructure package, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey (D), a member of the trucking and surface transportation panels, is calling on colleagues to reduce energy consumption, incorporate climate change science into transportation projects and expand the affordability and availability of electric and energy-efficient vehicles.

The senator also proposes investments in new energy-efficient schools, improvements in drinking water and reducing emissions at airports, ports and waterways.

Any deal on an infrastructure package must include measures to promote our clean-energy economy and mitigate the dangers posed by climate change.

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Tags: Power Generation, Clean Diesel, Regulation, Infrastructure