EEIA Leads Coalition for Permitting Reform
October 8, 2019
A broad coalition of labor and industry stakeholders has urged EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to adopt proposed new rules for permitting energy infrastructure projects under the Clean Water Acts Section 401 water quality certification provisions.
EEIA Urges EPA to Issue New Rules for Pipelines
September 6, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT - At an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Salt Lake City on September 5 and 6 to gather comments on proposed rules for pipeline permitting, EEIA's President Toby Mack cited the critical need for regulatory consistency on the part of states when reviewing pipeline projects for compliance with federal water quality standards during construction.
EEIA Mobilizes Support for New EPA Rules on Pipeline Permitting
August 22, 2019
Washington, DC - Following the Environmental Protection Agency's release on August 22, 2019 of proposed new rules governing state permitting of natural gas pipelines, the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) is leading a campaign to mobilize letters to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging their adoption.
Trump Executive Action Speeds Critical Energy Infrastructure
April 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC - Toby Mack, President and CEO of the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA), today praised President Trump for signing executive orders to support development of critically-needed energy infrastructure.
EEIA Leads Multi-Stakeholder Effort to Press Senate on FERC Confirmations
July 15, 2017
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.
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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