April 2, 2020 | Blog

FERC Swears in Commissioner James Danly

On April 1st the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finalized last month’s Senate confirmation of James Danly to join the agency as the fourth Commissioner, rounding out the regulator’s most senior position. Danly, an Army veteran and Vanderbilt Law School alum who most recently served as General Counsel to FERC for two years, has a […]

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April 2, 2020 | Blog

President Trump Calls for Infrastructure Spending Amid Coronavirus Downturn

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted President Donald Trump’s proposal calling for the fourth congressional coronavirus relief package to contain substantial investment in infrastructure, emphasizing low interest rates as an incredible opportunity. President Trump wrote on Twitter: “With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our […]

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April 2, 2020 | Blog

Labor Shows Support for DAPL Optimization

The Chicago Sun-Times recently published a letter to the editor by Paul Flynn, business manager of IBEW Local 34, expressing support for a proposal to increase the crude oil capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) – which has been safely operating for nearly three years. The project, known as DAPL Optimization, has been approved […]

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April 1, 2020 | Blog

America Should Reduce the COVID-19 Unemployment Fallout by Investing in American Infrastructure

The Washington Times published an opinion column suggesting that amid the coronavirus pandemic as members of Congress and President Trump consider multiple stimulus plans, one opportunity to stabilize the $19.39 trillion U.S. economy is to invest in America’s aging infrastructure. As unemployment numbers rise to over 3 million, this problem could be alleviated by hiring […]

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March 30, 2020 | Blog

Iowa Regulators Approve Proposal to Double Capacity of DAPL

The Des Moines Register reported the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) last week issued approval for the proposed increased capacity and optimization of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which will double the amount of oil that passes through Iowa from 570,000 barrels per day (bpd) up to 1.1 million bpd. DAPL has been safely transporting crude […]

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