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Infrastructure – An Investment in People

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Sabrina Fang

Sabrina Fang
Posted June 7, 2016

With the presidential primary season winding down talk has already shifted to how parties may work together under various scenarios, such as this piece from the Washington Post. Unsurprisingly infrastructure made the list of five issues ripe for a deal.

“Another long-standing goal for centrists in both parties has been a major federal investment in highways, railroads, ports, water systems and other physical infrastructure.”

There is broad, bipartisan support for repairing and expanding our infrastructure, and there are certainly plenty of projects in need of federal involvement, but adequate government funding is not the only problem facing infrastructure in America, politicians also need to address the inadequacies of government approval for infrastructure projects. As the Wall Street Journal noted last week:

“Overall, more than a dozen projects, worth about $33 billion, have been either rejected by regulators or withdrawn by developers since 2012, with billions more tied up in projects still in regulatory limbo.”

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Strong Public Support for New England Infrastructure

affordable energy  connecticut  massachusetts  rhode island  new hampshire  maine  vermont  Jobs and Economy 

Sabrina Fang

Sabrina Fang
Posted June 1, 2016

To create jobs, continue progress in reducing emissions and ensure America’s homes and manufacturers have access to affordable energy, energy infrastructure should be a top priority. Private businesses are ready to invest and workers are ready to build, now politicians need to get out of the way.

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KXL oil is NOT an export pipeline

Sabrina Fang

Sabrina Fang
Posted February 24, 2015

For as long as the Keystone delay and debate has been going on, critics of the project have tried to misinform the public that Canada is just using the US to export its oil to the rest of the world. Well today, another creditable study is proving those critics wrong.  According to a new report  by IHS CERA:

“Most, if not all, crude oil that would be transported via the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast would not be exported, and the vast majority of refined product (about 70 percent) derived from it would be consumed in the United States


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Keystone XL – Invest in the Future

Sabrina Fang

Sabrina Fang
Posted March 14, 2013

Over 400 members of Minnesota's Building Trades unions, including three state presidents and Harry Melander, President of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council, gathered on the State Capitol steps for a rally in support of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Rick Terven, Executive Vice President at United Association, gave a rousing fifteen minute speech exhorting pipe-fitters, teamsters, laborers, operating engineers and electrical workers to contact the Department of State. "Four times this project has been reviewed and four times the conclusion has been the same. We will build Keystone safe and it will be reliable."

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The Case for Keystone XL

keystone xl  energy 

Sabrina Fang

Sabrina Fang
Posted March 5, 2013

More from around the web on the new State Department draft analysis of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which, again, proved the economic benefits and lack of negative environmental impacts from the pipeline?  First to the Washington Post:

In its 2,000 pages, the report dismantled the case that nixing the Canadian pipeline must be a priority for anyone concerned about climate change, explaining anew that accepting or rejecting the project won’t make much difference to global emissions, U.S. oil consumption or world oil markets.

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Keystone XL Pipeline: “Let’s Get to Work!”

keystone xl pipeline  crude oil 

Sabrina Fang

Sabrina Fang
Posted December 4, 2012

During a conference call with reporters on the Keystone XL pipeline, we made them aware of a new poll from Nebraska, where a public hearing on this important energy project was scheduled. The 2012 Nebraska Rural Poll found support for the Keystone XL at 65 percent with people living in non-metropolitan areas – which include counties the pipeline would cross.

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The Keystone XL: Jobs, Energy and the Environment

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Sabrina Fang

Sabrina Fang
Posted November 20, 2012

A giant inflatable pipeline moving down Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue made some headlines over the weekend as opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and oil sands sought influence over President Obama’s decision on the project, likely to be one of 2013’s most anticipated

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