Jan 30, 2024 Coalition Letter to House Transportation Committee in Support of Nationwide Permitting Improvement Act
Dear Chairmen Graves and Rouzer and Ranking Members Larsen and Napolitano:
We, the undersigned organizations, urge the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to favorably report the Nationwide Permitting Improvement Act.
Building smart, modern, resilient infrastructure through innovation and responsible development is a top priority for the business community. Linear infrastructure from pipelines and transmission lines to other critical infrastructure plays an essential role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing energy security for the United States and our allies. Thousands of miles of hydrogen and CO2 pipelines will be needed to meet ambitious climate goals. This legislation will also help expedite the delivery of clean water for communities and broadband needed to support small business innovation. Ensuring a strong, stable, and predictable nationwide permitting program is critical for the United States to sustainably grow and prosper.
We support NWP-12 and the Nationwide Permitting Improvement Act for the following reasons:
- Contributing to our national and energy security.
- Ensuring electricity reliability.
- Providing the foundation for decarbonization infrastructure.
- Serving customers with affordable energy.
- Providing predictability and regulatory certainty for NWP-12.