Tell the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency that you support the proposed new rule preventing states from misusing their authority to deny energy infrastructure project permits.
Help remove roadblocks to project construction permits. Add your contact information and click the send button to ask EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to adopt newly proposed rules that prevent states from using loopholes and ambiguities in current Clean Water Act language to block energy infrastructure projects.
On April 2 EEIA joined execs and workers from Dominion, Duke Energy and member Gregory Poole CAT, together with local civic, business and political leaders to rally support for approval of permits to restart construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The rally, held at Gregory Poole Equipment's Raleigh, NC headquarters, announced the launch of the "On the Line" petition and social media campaign to mobilize public and industry support for the project, which was put on hold earlier this year by a Court ruling invalidating a key permit. The pipeline is critical to thousands of construction workers, equipment, materials and service suppliers, energy consumers, and communities in all three states. It's added capacity will boost natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica Shales.
Hosted by the pipeline's EnergySure Coalition of supporters, the campaign's online page includes a petition drive urging policymakers to lift restrictions and allow construction to resume. We urge you send the note at left to Dominion asking them to add your name to the petition, or go directly to the petition site and add it there yourself. Either way will help. Thank you!
USBancorp, parent of U.S. Bank, announced at a recent Annual Meeting of Shareholders their new "Environmental Responsibility Policy." The policy expressly prohibits the bank from financing oil and natural gas pipeline projects. It further subjects new and existing business banking customers who provide construction, equipment, supplies or services to energy infrastructure to discriminatory heightened scrutiny of their policies and practices. This misguided action affects millions of American workers who work hard every day to provide construction, equipment, supplies, logistics, professional services and technology to improve and expand our nations energy infrastructure.
Take action by telling U.S. Bank about your opposition to their ill-advised policy, and urge them to work for energy policies that support the American economy and the hard-working men and women who keep it strong by delivering affordable, clean energy to homes and businesses.