Chairman Murkowski, Senator Cantwell and members of the committee, my name is Greg Dotson, and I’m pleased to testify today on behalf of the Center for American Progress, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and actions.
Today’s hearing examines the critically important issue of energy infrastructure. Given the high capital cost and long, useful life of energy infrastructure, the energy policies Congress establishes today will help shape our children and grandchildren’s economic and environmental futures.
Therefore the Center for American Progress urges the Committee to develop a clean energy policy that responds to today’s needs and anticipates tomorrow’s challenges. American innovation is delivering new technology and opportunities to enhance the nation’s security and create jobs while reducing pollution.This article was originally published in Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.