The Aluminum Association sent a letter
urging Congress to enact specific proposals in future infrastructure-focused recovery legislation that will prioritize the use of sustainable materials like aluminum.
“As you consider funding for infrastructure improvement opportunities as a means of stimulating economic activity in the aftermath of the COVID-19 downturn, aluminum’s lightweight, non-corrosive, and infinitely recyclable properties make it an ideal material to contribute to an infrastructure-focused recovery,” wrote Tom Dobbins, president & CEO of the Aluminum Association.
The letter to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and House Committee on Energy and Commerce leadership outlines sustainable and bipartisan stimulus opportunities that will contribute to a long-term economic recovery.
The proposals fall into four main categories, consistent with calls in the Aluminum Association’s “Aluminum Agenda
- Fund and support recycling;
- Modernize the electrical grid and electric vehicle infrastructure;
- Invest in public transportation building construction; and
- Increase maximum truck weight limits.
The full letter is available here