EEIA Urges Swift Senate Confirmation of FERC Nominees
May 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC In a letter to the United States Senate, the Energy Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) urged swift confirmation of two Trump nominees to positions as Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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Energy Industry Hits Back at USBancorp Over Anti-Pipeline Policy
May 21, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance (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. USBancorps newly announced 2017 Environmental Responsibility Policy prohibits the bank from financing pipeline projects, and subjects new and existing bank clients that build energy infrastructure projects to heightened scrutiny of their policies and practices.
EEIA Urges President to Green Light Dakota Access Pipeline
October 6, 2016
In a letter to President Obama Wednesday, 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
June 23, 2016
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.
EEIA, Supply Chain Allies Urge Congress to Adopt Common-sense Energy Policies
February 7, 2016
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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Obama Oil Tax Proposal to Cost Jobs, Raise Energy Prices
February 6, 2016
President Obama escalated his campaign against American consumers' access to affordable energy, with plans announced February 4 for a new $10 per barrel tax on oil, included in his proposed 2017 budget to be sent to Congress the following week.
EEIA Applauds the End of Ban on Crude Oil Exports
December 21, 2015
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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Reps. Barton and Cuellar: The Most Substantial New Energy Policy in a Generation
December 18, 2015
Washington: Reps. Barton (R-TX) and Cuellar (D-TX) commend the House for passing H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes lifting the ban on crude oil exports.
Energy Exports Would Spur 500,000 New Supply Chain Jobs
July 15, 2015
Removing restrictions on US exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and crude oil could create over 500,000 new supply chain jobs by 2018, according to testimony presented to the Senate Small Business Committee by Toby Mack, President of the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA).
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Pump Manufacturer Tells Congress: The Export Ban is Bad for Business, Jobs
July 13, 2015
Lifting the crude oil export ban will help reverse the downturn in employment and business activity experienced by suppliers of equipment, products and services to crude oil drilling operations, a prominent pump manufacturer told a U.S. House Committee recently
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Ohio Equipment Company Tells Congress: Lift the Crude Oil Export Ban
June 18, 2015
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 to the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Wednesday.
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EPA hydraulic fracturing review confirms safety
June 6, 2015
A draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirms that hydraulic fracturing has not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources thanks to the safety and effectiveness of state and federal regulations, and current industry practices, says the American Petroleum Institute.
Energy Supply Chain Organizations Urge Lifting Crude Export Ban
June 5, 2015
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
May 27, 2015
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.
Mack reported data from a recent IHS study that found that 440,000 jobs and $64 billion of new supply chain business would be created by 2018 if the ban were lifted this year.
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EEIA Press Conference Statement in Support of H.R. 702
April 30, 2015
Many jobs have been lost, and many more are at risk today, because of the obsolete ban on crude oil exports. In the energy supply chain, there are three workers supporting energy for every one job at the production level. This has been documented by a recently completed IHS study showing the American jobs that would be created by lifting the ban on US crude exports.
Because of the ban, our producers lack access to global markets, and so our record crude oil production is trapped inside the US and has swamped our refining capacity. So producers are cutting back, and this is costing these supply chain workers their jobs in large and growing numbers.
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