Infrastructure Improvements Have to Focus on Rural America

When we talk about America’s crumbling infrastructure, it is easy to focus on certain, palpable, issues.  Roads and bridges, airports and highways are always the focal point of infrastructure discussions, and for good reason. They need attention, they need to be repaired. But the issue of American infrastructure goes so much further than that, particularly…

Approving FERC Nominees Would Benefit All Americans

At this moment, between $15 billion and $25 billion sit in limbo, ready to bring value to local economies. Seventy-five thousand jobs are waiting to be created, simply pending approval. This is because 15 different infrastructure projects are unable to receive approval from the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC). The Commission has been without a quorum for months,…

Interior Secretary Zinke to Simplify Natural Gas Permitting Process

The boom in natural gas production has been sweeping the nation for nearly a decade now, with millions of jobs created and countless dollars saved in energy costs. Economies have benefited and our national security has been strengthened through our utilization of the natural resources beneath our feet, but there has been a major player largely…

Investing in Infrastructure is Investing in America

Despite consistent growth in the U.S. economy, certain groups and communities have seemingly been left behind.  This certainly wasn’t done intentionally, but it’s apparent nonetheless.  It’s now time for an intentional effort to boost these communities, particularly rural communities, and get them back on the right track.  In order to do so, investment in energy…

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