New EEIA-Supported Pipeline Permitting Rules Adopted

The Environmental Protection Agency has published final rules clarifying how states must implement Clean Water Act Section 401 certifications required for pipeline project permits. The two most important new provisions (1) prevent states from rejecting pipeline project permit applications on grounds unrelated to water quality (such as air quality or climate change), and (2) require states to ac... (more)

EEIA, Chamber Urge Appellate Court to Stay Ruling Against Pipeline Permits

EEIA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce teamed up to jointly file a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit urging the Court to stay implementation of the recent Montana federal district court's ruling invalidating Army Corps of Engineers water crossing permits nationwide for all new oil... (more)

COVID-19: Updated Federal Guidelines on Essential Energy Infrastructure Workers

The Federal Government recently (4/17/20) updated its guidance as to who is considered "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers", with a major section on the energy infrastructure workforce. It updates previous guidance published March 28. ... (more)

EEIA Applauds U.S. Leadership in Energy Supply Agreement

Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) President and CEO Toby Mack today applauded Sunday's agreement to constrain global crude oil production and the President's concerted diplomatic efforts that led to the coordinated global supply reductions.... (more)

EEIA, Allies Urge President to Stop Saudi-Russian Price War

Just as COVID-19 decimated global demand for crude oil, the Saudis and Russians started a price war by flooding the market with huge new volumes of crude, crashing the price to $20 and below and threatening American shale energy industries, including supply chain companies and workers.... (more)

COVID-19: Guide to State Regulations

Since the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency's federal guidance was published, we have seen a growing patchwork of differing state declarations as to what and who constitutes "essential services and workers". Some states have adopted the feder... (more)

EEIA to Supreme Court: Overturn Disastrous Ruling Allowing a State to Veto Pipelines

EEIA filed a brief March 23 with the United States Supreme Court urging the Court to take up and reverse a lower court's decision allowing a state to unilaterally veto interstate pipeline projects that have been approved by the Federal Government.... (more)

COVID-19: Federal Designation of Critical Energy Infrastructure Workers

In the midst of growing COVID-19 confusion with widely varying approaches by state and local governments as to what constitutes "essential goods and services", the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released yesterday a "MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE".... (more)