Washington, D.C. — Marginalized communities that have long experienced high rates of energy insecurity and health impacts of pollution. Low-income communities and communities of color are significantly more likely to live near polluting power plants.

Increased transmission can reduce pollution by replacing power sources like coal and oil with clean energy resources distributed via transmission. An expanded grid will also improve reliability, preventing power outages that disproportionately hit marginalized communities, and reduce personal energy costs.