WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, United States – Amy Andryszak, President & CEO of INGAA, released the following statement about the permitting reform bills proposed in the Senate this week:
“INGAA is encouraged by the bipartisan interest in permitting reform demonstrated this week by the introduction of three permitting reform bills by Senators Manchin, Barrasso, and Capito.
“Embedded among these bills are key provisions which, if enacted, would streamline the development of infrastructure needed to deliver affordable, reliable, clean energy to the American public. The INGAA membership believes incorporating reforms to key statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Clean Water Act is necessary to get the U.S. back to building needed energy infrastructure.
“Between these actions in the Senate and the House of Representatives passing H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, it is clear there is bipartisan support for bold, meaningful permitting reform legislation in the 118th Congress. The INGAA membership appreciates the prioritization of these issues and looks forward to working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to advance this much needed legislation.”
INGAA represents the U.S. natural gas pipeline industry. INGAA’s members deliver clean, abundant, affordable natural gas throughout North America and operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines that serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.