The bottom line: denying the Keystone permit application and over-regulating hydraulic fracturing drilling techniques in the U.S. would make our nation more reliant on imports of oil from sources less reliable than Canada. In the process, there would be no discernable benefit to the environment.
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice struck the right tone and added credibility to the debate about the Keystone XL pipeline during his trip to Washington, D.C., according to some who heard him speak Wednesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Since February 3, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)--one of the essential pieces of our nation’s energy puzzle-- has been hobbled, and the time is now to get it back working again. On that day, Commissioner Norman Bay departed, leaving FERC unable to carry out many of its statutory duties. With just two commissioners, FERC was left for the first time in its history without an operational quorum.
“Infrastructure Week” is a series of events this week put together by a coalition, including industry and labor, focused on raising awareness about the need to build better infrastructure for our country. At the U.S. Chamber, we are glad to be a part of the effort. We know that safe, reliable infrastructure of all kinds is needed to ensure economic growth.
Energy infrastructure is an engine for American jobs & economic growth. #TimetoBuild