North America’s Building Trades Unions Call for Civil Discourse as Nebraska Begins Keystone XL Hearing Process

Click here to download the full statement. North America’s Building Trades Unions Call for Civil Discourse as Nebraska Begins Keystone XL Hearing Process WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) in advance of the May 2 hearing in York, Nebraska concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline: “The first hearing by the Nebraska …

Eagle-Tribune Op-Ed: America needs Keystone, Dakota pipelines

Marty Durbin is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for the American Petroleum Institute, the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. If the administration of President Donald Trump is looking to start off with policies that create jobs and win bipartisan public support, moving forward with long-delayed pipeline projects is …

API welcomes President Trump’s commitment to nation’s energy infrastructure

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2017 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement following the Trump administration’s actions to advance energy infrastructure projects throughout the country. “We are pleased to see the new direction being taken by this administration to recognize the importance of our nation’s energy infrastructure by restoring the rule of law in the permitting process …

North America’s Building Trades Unions Celebrate Presidential Action to Jumpstart Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today in response to the issuance of an Executive Order by President Donald J. Trump that clears the way for the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: “Today, President Donald J. Trump gave continued hope to thousands of skilled craft construction professionals in America’s heartland for whom the Keystone …

Sioux City Journal: Dakota Access pipeline construction making economic impact

CHEROKEE, Iowa | The walk to get to dinner or a movie in downtown Cherokee has gotten a little longer since late spring, when parking became harder to come by. With a number of construction workers involved with the Dakota Access oil pipeline and other major projects taking up temporary residence here, businesses in Cherokee and other Northwest Iowa cities …

Daily Energy Insider: NABTU, Pipeline project delays hurt economic growth

Investing in U.S. energy infrastructure is critical to driving energy independence and economic growth, but opposition to oil and natural gas pipeline projects has far-reaching consequences, a major union official recently told Daily Energy Insider. “When projects are postponed or canceled or don’t get approval to go forward, that has a huge ripple effect on the suppliers, manufacturers and construction …

Trumka Issues Statement on High-Quality Jobs Provided by Dakota Access Pipeline

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline: The AFL-CIO supports pipeline construction as part of a comprehensive energy policy that creates jobs, makes the United States more competitive and addresses the threat of climate change. Pipelines are less costly, more reliable and less energy intensive than other forms of transporting fuels, and pipeline construction and maintenance …

E&E News: Labor union group urges expanded infrastructure development to meet power plan goals

E&E News interviewed Yvette Pena-O’Sullivan, assistant director for legislation and politics at the Laborers’ International Union of North America. LiUNA recently launched its Clean Power Progress campaign focused on state-by-state advocacy of natural gas infrastructure development. Here she explains why she believes pipeline opponents are hampering states’ ability to meet the targets outlined in the power plan. Click here to …

Philadelphia Inquirer: Sunoco pipeline creates a divide across Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Pennsylvania residents are appealing a lower court’s decision to give Sunoco permission to take a pipeline easement by eminent domain. The Mariner East 2 project is different from other shale-inspired pipelines because it delivers liquid fuels such as propane, butane, and ethane, not natural gas itself. A hearing on Monday in Altoona, where labor union supporters of …