The nation’s infrastructure is aging, and the impacts of climate change only exacerbate the problem. The cumulative cost of extreme weather events and climate-related disasters on our transportation, energy, water, sewer, and other infrastructure have exceeded $1.5 trillion since 1980.
America needs 21st-century infrastructure investment.
To successfully move forward, America needs a robust infrastructure plan that transitions the nation to cleaner sources of energy, addresses the challenges from a changing climate on our communities, creates jobs, and redresses the negative legacy of past investments. The 116th Congress has an opportunity to fix it for our future and invest in an infrastructure plan that promotes clean energy now; fixes and fortifies more resilient solutions for our sewers, water supplies, roads, and housing; and safeguards existing environmental protections.