America’s dilapidated infrastructure acts as a tax, with outdated transportation and crumbling roads and bridges endangering our safety, damaging our vehicles, slowing trade, and making us less competitive in the world.
That’s not the only reason we need an infrastructure package. Utah will also face ongoing drought in the future, so we must also bolster our water supply.
Part of the reason we will likely face ongoing drought is climate damage, and fortunately the infrastructure bill includes significant climate provisions like financial support for home weatherizing, caps on oil and gas wells and modernizing the transmission grid to include electric vehicle chargers.
And since climate damage harms major players in Utah’s economy, such as agriculture, tourism, winter sports and hiking, we can really use these provisions.
No wonder the infrastructure bill is supported by nearly two-thirds of Americans, including nearly 40% of Republicans.
I want to thank Sen. Mitt Romney for working to get the bipartisan infrastructure bill written and passed. We certainly need it!