Senate Confirms Two FERC Nominees

Last night, before the Senate broke for their August recess, two of President Trump’s nominees to FERC were confirmed. This is great news for FERC, as the now two soon-to-be commissioners – Ron Powelson and Neil Chatterjee – can help move the agency forward and work through the buildup of pending projects and start to…

Public Private Partnerships Key to Improving Infrastructure

It’s plain to see, across the country, that our nation’s infrastructure is in need of improvements. The need for present and quick attention is unambiguous, and there is widespread public support for action to repair our country’s roads and bridges. Support from citizens and lawmakers alike appears every day in the news, with President Trump…

Expanding Coal Exports Benefit All

Once the engine of American energy production, the U.S. coal industry has seen a significant decline in recent years from over regulation which has stifled growth, and forced the closure of many coal mines across the country in rural communities. However, good news is on the horizon, as global demand continues to increase as more…

Brookings Event Highlights Need For Rural Broadband

Rural communities across the country still lag behind urban centers when it comes to access to broadband infrastructure.  Bringing high speed internet to areas without it can have immense benefits, both for local economies and for the lives of residents. As Washington moves closer to bringing President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan to fruition, rural…

President Trump Establishes Advisory Council on Infrastructure

It’s no secret that America’s infrastructure is in a sad state of disrepair, that our decades old roads and bridges have begun to break down and crumble. Across the country roads have grown bumpier, pocked with potholes. This, thankfully, has not gone unnoticed in Washington, or across the country. President Trump has touted his $1…

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