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Time For New Approach on Energy Infrastructure

infrastructure  pipelines  natural gas  electricity 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 20, 2016

With a new administration and a new Congress coming to Washington, Americans may hope for new policies to advance energy infrastructure construction in this country. Change is needed. Even though more than 80 percent of registered voters support additional infrastructure, and policymakers talk about it as a pressing national need all the time, a number of factors – including anti-progress activism and government red tape – delay, stall and/or threaten to block new pipelines and other essential energy projects. Forward-looking leadership will dismantle artificial impediments to safe development.

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Moving the Goalposts on the Dakota Access Pipeline

pipelines  infrastructure  oil  safe operations  north dakota 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 6, 2016

With the administration now claiming that Dakota Access’ already-completed environmental review must start again from square one, a move-the-goalposts campaign is plain for all to see – and with it an assault on basic fairness that could have dire consequences for our country for years to come.

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Pipeline Delay Harms Rule of Law, Defers Public Good

pipelines  infrastructure  crude oil  north dakota 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 15, 2016

In view of the facts, law and established procedure, the government’s latest decision to keep delaying the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota may only be explained as politics triumphing over legal due process and the public good. 

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U.S. Solidly Backs Abundant, Affordable Energy

oil and natural gas  consumers  us energy security  infrastructure  pipelines  gasoline 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 14, 2016

Lest there be any confusion about where the country stands on developing more domestic energy, Americans are casting pro-development votes each time they pull into a gasoline station to fill up and with every mile they travel. On the continued reliable availability of affordable fuel, Americans are putting on quite a display of solidarity.

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Community Impacts of Infrastructure Obstruction

pipelines  infrastructure  north dakota 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 1, 2016

The protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota continues to underscore a couple of critically important points for local residents and workers and the entire country. One is the potential harm to the fabric of our society caused by departing from the rule of law and established procedure when the Obama administration announced it was reconsidering federal approvals for the project just minutes after a federal judge found no reason for delaying the pipeline. Another is the risk to people living near the construction site as well as to workers building the pipeline.

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Winter and the Northeast’s Infrastructure Needs

consumers  energy costs  infrastructure  natural gas pipelines 

Michael Tadeo

Michael Tadeo
Posted October 28, 2016

Earlier this month the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its winter fuels outlook in which it said most U.S. households can expect higher heating costs this winter. In a conference call with reporters, API Chief Economist Erica Bowman discussed the approaching winter and underscored the need for increased natural pipeline capacity in the Northeast to help consumers there who historically have paid higher prices for energy than other parts of the country. 

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Energy From Arctic, Alaska Critical to U.S. Security

alaska  oil and natural gas  arctic  beaufort sea  chukchi sea  pipelines 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 12, 2016

Last week’s discovery of 6 billion barrels of oil in Alaska’s Smith Bay, which would increase the state’s reserves 80 percent, underscores the need for the United States to continue safe development of its Arctic resources.

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Government Uncertainty Hinders World-Class Infrastructure

pipelines  infrastructure  labor unions  south dakota  economic benefits 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 5, 2016

Our country has significant infrastructure needs. Here, the focus is on energy, but America’s roads, bridges, airports, ports and more all need attention, too. All of them – energy and otherwise – also need government approval processes that are fair and efficient so that important infrastructure projects can be built in a timely manner. 

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Energizing Vermont

vermont  pipelines  natural gas  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 3, 2016

Since closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant in 2014, Vermont depends on outside sources for about 60 percent of the electricity it uses. Like much of the rest of New England, Vermont would benefit by adding natural gas pipeline capacity to address peak demand periods in the winter.   

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Energizing Mississippi

mississippi  oil  refineries  pipelines  vote4energy  states2016 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 1, 2016

Oil production in Mississippi is rising after slowly declining from the mid-1980s through 2005. Since 2006, production has climbed 43.5 percent, and the state ranks 14th in the country in oil output, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).   

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