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 …

Huffington Post Op-Ed: America’s Energy Infrastructure – It’s Where the Good-Paying Jobs Are

Sean McGarvey is President of North America’s Building Trades Unions The United States is the world’s largest economy. Yet, in the last two decades, our national economic growth rate has been declining. In the 1950’s and 1960’s the average growth rate for the United States was above 4 percent. In the 1970s and 1980s, it still stood above 3 percent. …

McGarvey Testifies Before Senate Energy Committee, Advocates for Pipeline Approval

On June 14, Sean McGarvey testified in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advocating for the swift approval of US pipeline projects to create union construction jobs. “Madame Chairwoman, while we talk about the various components of an energy project, we cannot neglect to mention in the impacts on the local community. Many of our small communities across …

Jack Gerard Highlights ONGIL-MC at the 2016 NABTU Legislative Conference

API President Jack Gerard promoted the partnership between labor and the oil and natural gas industry while speaking at the 2016 North America’s Building Trades Legislative Conference at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. “At the core of our partnership is our common goal to protect and promote job growth and economic opportunity for American workers. The partnership between the …