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The Western Governors’ Association encouraged the House Committee on Agriculture to support expanding electric vehicle infrastructure in rural areas ahead of the Committee’s hearing on electric vehicle investments in rural America. The letter of Jan. 12, signed by WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury, outlined recommendations for improved planning and siting of EV infrastructure in its policy resolutions, Transportation Infrastructure in the Western United States, and Western Agriculture, as well as WGA’s Electric Vehicle Roadmap Initiative Special Report. “Western Governors emphasize western states’ collaborative efforts to improve the planning and siting of EV charging infrastructure to promote equitable access, particularly along highway corridors, rural areas, underserved communities, or anywhere that users do not have the ability to charge at home,” the letter read. “Creating and implementing efficient practices for permitting and siting EV infrastructure on federal lands will help support continued tourism and economic opportunities across the West.” Read, download the letter.