WASHINGTON, DC – Workers and businesses across the energy infrastructure supply chain declared victory today after a campaign to get a quorum at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ended with the confirmation of two nominees by the U.S. Senate. The Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA), lobbied the Trump Administration, led a letter last month signed by 25 trade associations and labor unions, initiated numerous personal contacts with Senators, and unleashed over 600 individual letters to Senators from supply chain business people and workers urging Senate action. EEIA applauded today’s vote and urged the Commission to begin immediate consideration of approvals of the pipeline projects currently under its review, beginning with projects that have already been fully vetted and are awaiting only a Commission vote.
“This is a win for workers across the energy supply chain, and every American that benefits from access to affordable energy,” said Toby Mack, President and CEO of EEIA. “This is a step in the right direction to creating jobs, growing our economy and making America stronger. We’re pleased to have played a leading role to get these important officials confirmed so we can get moving again on job creation and building the modern energy infrastructure our country so desperately needs.”
EEIA represents the shale energy supply chain – more than one million workers, employed in over 120,000 companies in 60 industries, annually contributing more than $170 billion to the U.S. economy, working in every state of the union. They provide construction, well services, capital equipment, supplies, logistics, professional services and information technology in support of shale energy operations.