For Immediate Release
October 2, 2017
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Energy Builders Discusses Reducing Regulatory Barriers, Rise in Unlawful Protestor Incidents with DOE Secretary
WASHINGTON, DC – Toby Mack, President and CEO of the Energy Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) commented today on his meeting with Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at a forum convened to discuss ways to eliminate regulatory barriers to oil and gas operations and infrastructure.
“At our meeting today, Secretary Perry enthusiastically endorsed Energy Builders’ message of the need to eliminate regulatory barriers to building oil and gas infrastructure, including pipelines. Energy Builders and EEIA, on behalf of our coalition of businesses, workers and concerned citizens in the energy supply chain were gratified to visit with the Secretary to offer suggestions for making permitting of energy infrastructure development more expeditious and efficient.
“We related how incidents of sabotage, vandalism and violence have become a regular feature of pipeline protests, endangering public safety, the environment, jobs, and leaving taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars.
“Energy Builders and the entire energy supply chain have a champion at the Department of Energy. We are thankful for the Secretary’s leadership and commitment to remove barriers that are slowing the critical energy infrastructure construction that creates local jobs and thriving communities, and we look forward to continuing to make progress together on these important issues.”
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