The vastness of modern infrastructure projects – frequently crossing international and state borders – has increased the industry’s involvement with courts and regulators at all levels of government. And by serving as a cornerstone for economic growth and national security, infrastructure has broad impacts on consumer wellbeing, tax revenues, domestic and international commerce, and the political state that deserves attention.
Predictably, opportunistic environmental activists have begun exploiting courts and regulators as venues to dispute such projects. As a result, critical energy development like Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines have been disrupted and developers bombarded with litigation that banks on a sympathetic judge rather than legal merit and fact.
In an effort to provide fact-based and informative analysis on these important issues in the energy space, the GAIN Coalition today launched “GAIN Gavel,” a new platform dedicated to monitoring and analyzing the merits of regulatory and court room disputes. GAINGavel.org will serve as a reliable resource for legal, regulatory, and activist activity regarding the development of our nation’s infrastructure network.
“The GAIN Coalition is proud to launch GAIN Gavel and looks forward to building on our commitment to championing infrastructure investments that promote a stronger America,” said GAIN spokesman Craig Stevens. “With the industry’s ever-growing impact, we believe members of the public, policymakers, and the media deserve an honest, fact-based resource to stay informed on the legal and regulatory landscape surrounding infrastructure development.”
GAINGavel.org is a project of Grow America’s Infrastructure Now (GAIN) – a diverse coalition of businesses, trade associations, and labor groups that work to create jobs and strengthen our nation’s economy through infrastructure development.