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Harnessing America’s Abundant, Affordable Natural Gas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. , July 19, 2017 | Andre Castro (202-225-6105) | comments

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas), H.R. 2910, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act. Congressman Flores released the following statement regarding the bipartisan passage of his bill:

“Thanks to the shale energy revolution, America is one of the world’s top producers of natural gas. While our nation’s families and industrial and manufacturing bases rely on this abundant fuel source, some areas of the country lack necessary pipeline infrastructure. This lack of infrastructure leads to unnecessarily inflated costs for electricity for both consumers and job creators. The Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act will allow us to fully harness this environmentally friendly, affordable and abundant resource by bringing greater transparency and accountability to the natural gas permitting process for interstate pipelines. These improvements encourage a more robust and reliable pipeline infrastructure system, which in turn will deliver clean, affordable natural gas to hardworking American families.”

Watch Congressman Flores’ House floor remarks supporting the passage of The Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act HERE.

H.R. 2910, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act:

  • Provides for more affordable energy prices for American families and job creators.
  • Helps address the critical need to expand and modernize the nation’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure by promoting more timely and efficient reviews.
  • Strengthens the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) lead agency role and brings greater certainty, accountability, and transparency to the permitting process for interstate natural gas pipelines.
  • Encourages more timely and efficient reviews and a more robust and reliable American energy pipeline infrastructure system.

 

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