Washington, DC – Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Smarter, Cleaner, Faster Infrastructure Task Force released a package of policy recommendations focused on accelerating the deployment of clean infrastructure. The task force releases the following statement:
“When we launched the Smarter, Cleaner, Faster Infrastructure Task Force in February, we noted that in the race to grow the economy, create jobs, and confront climate change, our most limited resource is time. The stakes for our nation are very high and the details matter. We encourage thought leaders, advocates, and policy makers to consider this proposed framework as they work to design a realistic course for achieving our nation’s economic and environmental imperatives.
“The first section outlines general “good government” policy recommendations for improving agency processes for reviewing and approving infrastructure projects. The second section describes several policy options for ‘bigger and bolder’ thinking to move past the current conventions of project-by-project approvals to deliver nationally significant and climate-critical projects quickly and creatively, and also outlines a new program to create incentives for states to incorporate infrastructure planning and investment into their decarbonization strategies.
“These recommendations build off the framework of principles the task force released in April. Task force members include, former Secretary Julián Castro, former Congressman John Delaney, former FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable, former Governor Bobby Jindal, former Senator Rick Santorum, and Charlotte County, FL Commissioner and Chairperson Bill Truex.”
Members of the Smarter, Cleaner, Faster Infrastructure Task Force are available for interviews.
Click here to learn more about the released policy recommendations.