Wednesday, May 31 (Washington D.C.) — Americans for a Clean Energy Grid’ Executive Director Christina Hayes released the following statement on the compromise agreement to raise the debt ceiling:
“ACEG applauds Congressional leadership and the president for arriving at a solution to raise the debt limit. Regarding the siting and permitting proposals, ACEG believes that setting timelines for federal environmental reviews is a helpful first step but is only the beginning. While we do not believe that an interregional transmission study is needed, we hope that it can be completed quickly, building on efforts already underway at FERC, to ensure buildout of the transmission we need to keep the lights on.
“Transmission is uniquely critical, and as America changes how and where it produces energy, Congress must address the transmission system that energy relies on. Without efforts to improve the 3 Ps of transmission — planning, permitting, and paying — the nation’s energy security is at risk. We know the transmission solutions we need, and ACEG stands ready to work with lawmakers who have pledged to pursue additional legislation this Congress.”
About Americans for a Clean Energy Grid:
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is a non-profit, broad-based public interest advocacy coalition focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-capacity grid. ACEG brings together a diverse coalition — including business, labor, consumer, environmental groups, and other transmission supporters — to advocate for policies that recognize the benefits of a robust transmission grid. For more information, please visit cleanenergygrid.org.
Hannah Schuster, Communications Associate
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