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CONFIRMED: Russians Stoking Pipeline Opposition
Breaking news: House Science Committee confirms in a newly-released report what we've long suspected: Russian agents have been operating a campaign to stoke opposition to American pipelines and shale energy production.

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Boston Globe Decries Russian LNG in Boston Harbor - Cites Lack of Pipelines
We were surprised and pleased to see a February 13, 2018 piece by the Boston Globe's editorial board, decrying the importation of liquified natural gas from Russia into the Everett LNG Import Terminal near Boston's Logan Airport, and the ill-conceived policies and biases that led to it.

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New England Paying a High Price for Cuomo's Pipeline Blockade
As winter temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast dip into Polar Vortex territory - single digits and below - most of the country is enjoying cheap, reliable and plentiful supplies of clean-burning natural gas to heat and electrify their homes and power their workplaces.

But not so Boston and surrounding areas of New England, whose citizens are on the receiving end of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's crusade against new pipelines through his state that would supply Marcellus natural gas to the energy-starved region. His Boston victims' gas bills this week were an astounding 1,000% higher than most of the rest of the country.

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EEIA Leads Multi-Stakeholder Effort to Press Senate on FERC Confirmations
WASHINGTON - The Energy and Equipment Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA), which is leading an effort to urge the Senate to confirm nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), today delivered a letter to Senate Leadership signed by a diverse group of 25 associations and unions who want the Senate to vote as early as possible on FERC confirmations. Citing job loss, economic stagnation, and lack of progress on existing pipelines which have cleared FERC staff review and now only require a final FERC vote of approval, the groups implored Senate leaders to make confirmations a high priority.

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EEIA Sends Open Letter to U.S. Bank Objecting to the Bank's Anti-pipeline Policy
EEIA sent an open letter to Officers, Directors and Shareholders of USBancorp and U. S. Bank calling on the institution to reverse its new discriminatory anti-pipeline policy.

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EEIA Welcomes New Member ACEC
EEIA welcomes the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) as the newest member of the EEIA Association Council. ACEC is a federation of 52 state and regional councils representing more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors and other specialists. Its primary mission is to strengthen the business environment for member firms through government advocacy, political action, and business education.

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EEIA Urges FERC to Approve Atlantic Coast Pipeline
In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, EEIA urged the Commission to approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 550-mile natural gas pipeline bringing Marcellus and Utica gas from West Virginia to markets in Virginia and North Carolina. The project will be built by Dominion at an investment of over $5 billion, and is slated for beginning construction in late 2017.

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US State Dept Urged to Issue Line 67 Permit
In a recent letter to the US State Department, EEIA has urged the issuance of a Presidential Permit for Enbridge's "Alberta Clipper" Line 67 Expansion project, which would bring Alberta crude oil to terminal facilities in Superior, Wisconsin. The permit is required for the pipeline to cross the US-Canada Border at a point in northeastern North Dakota.

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EEIA to President Trump: Appoint FERC Commissioners ASAP
Since the resignation of Commissioner Norman Bay on February 3, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has had only two sitting Commissioners, short of the statutorily necessary three for the quorum needed to approve construction of natural gas infrastructure including new pipelines. This has delayed construction of as much as $15 billion of proposed new projects.

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EEIA Urges Completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
In a letter to President Obama October 5, the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) objected to the Administration's recent suspension of construction work on the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile crude oil pipeline from the Bakken shale formation of North Dakota to a refinery hub in Illinois. The letter was co-signed by eighteen national trade associations and labor unions representing businesses and workers that build and supply energy infrastructure.

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EEIA Launches Pipeline Support Network
The Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) today announced the formation of a special action group to engage the supply chain to work for regulatory approval of pipelines and other major energy infrastructure projects.

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Senate Passes Energy Bill
The Senate has approved the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 by a strong bi-partisan majority (85 - 12).

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Scientists attribute rising methane levels to agriculture, not fossil fuels
An important study on methane emissions was recently published in the journal Science which rules out fossil fuels as the major cause in the rise of methane levels in the atmosphere since 2007.

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Obama Oil Tax Proposal to Cost Jobs, Raise Energy Prices
President Obama escalated his campaign against American consumers' access to affordable energy, with plans recently announced for a new $10 per barrel tax on oil, included in his proposed 2017 budget sent to Congress.

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EEIA, Supply Chain Allies Urge Congress to Adopt Common-sense Energy Policies
In an EEIA-coordinated letter to the Senate and House, leading energy supply chain associations and labor unions urged Congress to remove roadblocks to liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and permitting of energy infrastructure projects, and eliminate other regulations that restrict energy production without improving safety or the environment.

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EEIA Publishes Landmark Report: Supplying the Unconventional Revolution
More than 233,000 new American jobs will be created between 2012 and 2025 with firms supplying goods and services to companies producing oil and gas from shale, according to a new report released today by IHS Global, Inc. The new jobs are in addition to 524,000 current shale energy supply chain jobs, bringing the total to over 757,000 jobs by 2025, for a growth of over 44 percent.

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EEIA Applauds the End of the Ban on Crude Oil Exports
Hundreds of thousands of energy supply chain workers and their families saw their futures brighten when Congress passed and the President signed year-end legislation repealing the 40-year old ban on exports of American crude oil.

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House Passes Bill to Lift the Crude Oil Export Ban
The House of Representatives on Friday approved one of EEIA's top priorities: legislation to end the ban on US crude oil exports. The bill (H.R. 702) was passed by a substantial bipartisan majority of 261 to 159.

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EEIA-Led Coalition Urges House to Pass Bill to Lift Export Ban
In a letter to Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, EEIA was joined by twenty-four other supply chain trade organizations in urging representatives to vote in favor of H.R. 702, a bill lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports.

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EEIA is pleased to welcome CEMEX as our newest member company.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Its U.S. network includes 13 cement plants, 46 strategically located distribution terminals, 74 aggregate quarries and more than 350 ready-mix concrete plants.

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EEIA Welcomes New Member Targa Resources
EEIA is pleased to welcome Targa Resources as our newest member company. Targa Resources is a provider of midstream services and is one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in North America.

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EEIA Welcomes New Member NAHAD
EEIA is pleased to welcome NAHAD  The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution, as our newest Association Council member.

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EEIA member Dale Leppo tells House Small Biz Committee of jobs lost to crude oil export ban
As many as 440,000 new jobs will be created by suppliers to shale oil and gas operations nationally by 2018 if the ban on US exports of crude oil were lifted this year, according to testimony by EEIA member Dale Leppo of Leppo Group Inc. to the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Wednesday.

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EEIA, 24 Trade Associations and Unions Urge Congress to Lift the Ban
EEIA, in a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on behalf of twenty-two national trade associations and two major labor unions, urged action on HR 702, a bill to lift the ban on crude oil exports.

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Energy Supply Chain Organizations Urge Lifting Crude Export Ban
Lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports would add up to 440,000 new energy supply chain jobs and $64 billion of additional GDP to the U.S. economy by 2018, according to a June 3 letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The letter was signed by twenty national supply chain trade associations and one labor union.

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EEIA Briefs House Staffers on Benefits of Crude Exports
EEIA's Toby Mack joined a panel of industry and research experts to brief House of Representatives staffers on the powerful job creation and economic output potential in the supply chain if the crude oil export ban were lifted. The briefing was sponsored by the House Small Business Committee. Also on the panel were Charles Ebinger of the Brookings Institution, Marianne Kah, Chief Economics of ConocoPhillips, and Jay Hauck of the CRUDE Coaliton. As a result of the briefing, the full House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of lifting the ban on small business. EEIA member Dale Leppo, Chairman of Leppo Inc. of Talmadge Ohio will testify for EEIA.

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EEIA Urges House to Lift the Export Ban
EEIA urges bi-partisan House support of H.R. 702 to repeal the obsolete ban on crude oil exports. Repealing the ban will save and create hundreds of thousands of American jobs in the energy supply chain throughout the country.

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Energy Veteran Bud Albright Joins EEIA Team
Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) President Toby Mack announced today that the Honorable Bud Albright, former Undersecretary of Energy and now Principal at DC-based Ogilvy Government Relations, has joined the EEIA team as outside counsel.

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IHS Study: Lifting the Ban Boosts Business
A new EEIA-cosponsored economic study by IHS finds that lifting the ban on crude oil exports would add up to 2 million barrels per day of new U.S. production. This would create up to $50 billion in new business annually and add up to 250,000 jobs for suppliers of construction, construction equipment, materials and services to energy operations.

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EEIA Leads Multi-Stakeholder Effort to Press Senate on FERC Confirmations

EEIA Urges Swift Senate Confirmation of FERC Nominees

Energy Industry Hits Back at USBancorp Over Anti-Pipeline Policy

EEIA Urges President to Green Light Dakota Access Pipeline

EEIA Launches Pipeline Support Network

EEIA, Supply Chain Allies Urge Congress to Adopt Common-sense Energy Policies

Obama Oil Tax Proposal to Cost Jobs, Raise Energy Prices

EEIA Applauds the End of Ban on Crude Oil Exports

Reps. Barton and Cuellar: The Most Substantial New Energy Policy in a Generation

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