Consumer Energy Alliance joined other national stakeholders in a letter to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure appealing for balanced policies to ensure the country can build the critical energy, transportation, water and other infrastructure needed to generate jobs, accelerate the post-COVID economic recovery and bolster American competitiveness.
CEA and 17 groups representing a cross-section of businesses, industries, and consumers signed the letter to Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Graves:
“(W)e write you today to show our commitment to finding common ground and helping address many of the important challenges we must overcome to get our country moving as it continues to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. We stand ready to work with you to develop the vital infrastructure we need, help streamline vital priorities and ensure water resources are effectively managed while maintaining protections for the environment.”
“Despite the hopeful and unifying tone set at the Inauguration, we are concerned about ongoing regulatory delays and excessive red tape that are hindering recovery efforts needed to rebuild crumbling infrastructure. Ultimately, this will stall America’s footing in a globally competitive marketplace. Such uncertainty could further erode our ability to build new clean energy and transportation projects and grow America’s workforce.”
The letter raises concern about the “specter of revisiting the sweeping regulatory scope of the Waters of the US Rule” by altering US Army Corps of Engineers rules, as well as the “negative economic ripple effect” the cancellation of energy pipelines has caused.
“Other existing projects already in the ground and operating face the risk of additional shutdowns that could cause further chaos for fuel and electricity markets nationally, and price uncertainty for our manufacturers. As we just witnessed with the impact of severe weather on the Texas energy market, the country should not limit the energy being delivered to homes and businesses.”
Please click here for the letter.
- Association of Oil Pipe Lines
- Consumer Energy Alliance
- Colorado Farm Bureau
- Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance
- Florida Chamber of Commerce
- Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Hispanic Policy Group
- Indiana Chamber of Commerce
- Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
- Kentucky Oil and Gas Association
- Michigan Chamber of Commerce
- Natural Gas Supply Association
- New Mexico Cattle Growers Association
- New Mexico Chamber of Commerce
- New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau
- New Mexico Wool Growers Association
- North Carolina Chamber of Commerce
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce
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