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EEI Statement on President Trump's Proposed Infrastructure Plan
WASHINGTON (February 12, 2018) – Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement today on President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan.

I applauds the Trump Administration for focusing on infrastructure as a top policy priority.

“The electric power industry is the most capital-intensive industry in the United States and is a key supporter of jobs in many communities across the country. EEI’s members invest more than $100 billion each year to build smarter energy infrastructure and to transition to an even cleaner generation fleet.

“From a policy standpoint, EEI believes it is important that infrastructure spending helps support development of smart communities. We also fully support streamlining and expediting the process for permitting and siting energy infrastructure - including transmission, natural gas facilities and pipelines, hydroelectric facilities, and renewable energy facilities - to ensure that energy can get where it is needed, when it is needed. 

“EEI looks forward to working with President Trump and with all policymakers to develop legislation that supports investments in infrastructure, grows the economy, and recognizes the importance of maintaining reliable, affordable, secure, and increasingly clean energy for all customers.”
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