A group of bipartisan governors from across the country has called on President Biden to advance transportation infrastructure improvements and work quickly toward a zero-emission transportation future for the U.S. The 12 governors, including New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy, urged the president by letter to add regulations to the American Jobs Plan and increase funding and financing to those ends. Specifically, they want the Biden administration to set stricter emission and sales standards on light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles, provide states with funding for charging infrastructure and fleet turnover, enhance new and existing tax credits for zero-emission vehicle sales, and restore emission standards that were lost during the years of the Trump administration.
Along with Murphy, the other governors on the clean transportation push are: Govs. Gavin Newsom, California; Ned Lamont, Connecticut; David Ige, Hawaii; Janet Mills, Maine; Charlie Baker, Massachusetts; Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico; Andrew Cuomo, New York; Roy Cooper, North Carolina; Kate Brown, Oregon; Daniel McKee, Rhode Island and Jay Inslee, Washington.
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