Press Release

NRDC: A Robust Infrastructure Plan for the 21st Century

Mark Drajem
202-297-5444, mdrajem@nrdc.org

Elizabeth Heyd
202-289-2424, eheyd@nrdc.org

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats released their proposal today to boost investments in infrastructure by $1 trillion over the next decade.

The following is a statement by Stephanie Gidigbi, who coordinates infrastructure issues for the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“This is what a genuine 21st century infrastructure proposal looks like: robust investments in our urban and rural roads, in our deteriorating mass transit systems and in our failing water systems. On the other hand, President Trump and congressional Republicans are trying to use their infrastructure agenda as a back-door way to steamroll important environmental protections.”

For more on NRDC’s infrastructure priorities, see this recent op-ed in The Hill by Shelley Poticha, managing director of NRDC's Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program

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