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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America’s free enterprise system, strongly supports H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act,” and encourages the Subcommittee on Energy and Power to favorably report this bill, which would eliminate trade barriers limiting and delaying the export of natural gas and bring more supply of this critical energy source to the world, while spurring additional investment in new domestic production. Additionally, this bill would bring the U.S. in line with its World Trade Organization obligations.

The Energy Institute supports both the process and the product related to Reliability Standard EOP-010-1 (Geomagnetic Disturbance Operations), and thus supports the standard’s proposed adoption.

Letter from the U.S. Chamber sent to members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in support of H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act,” and thanking the Subcommittee on Energy and Power for holding a hearing (March 25th) on this bill. This legislation would eliminate trade barriers limiting and delaying export of natural gas and bring more supply of this critical energy source to the world, while spurring additional investment in new domestic production. Additionally, this bill would bring the U.S. in line with its World Trade Organization obligations.

We write to urge the Department of State (DOS) to expeditiously grant a Presidential Permit reflecting a transfer of border-crossing facilities pursuant to Public Notice 5092 (“Name Change Permit”) to Plains Pipeline L.P. (“Plains”) for its Poplar Pipeline (“Poplar”) and to express concern about delays in issuing Name Change Permits for other existing cross border pipelines.

Therefore, the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline will help us lower our energy security risk while also realizing the economic and energy security benefits of Canadian and U.S. resources.

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