Houston, TX – Today Consumer Energy Alliance announced its support for President Trump’s call for more infrastructure investment and the administration’s rebuilding principles. CEA, through its Pipelines for America campaign, believes increased infrastructure spending will act as a catalyst for job creation and sustainable economic growth, help lower household energy costs, and improve Americans’ lives.
Public infrastructure currently comprises 2 percent of GDP and 12 percent of jobs, according to the Congressional Budget Office. If President Trump’s proposal is enacted, the program could put the U.S. back on a pre-recession job growth path and create more than 11 million jobs—including union jobs.
“We are pleased to see President Trump’s focus on infrastructure improvements and investments in this country,” said David Holt, President of CEA. “We believe that both sides of the political aisle will realize the benefits of new energy and infrastructure initiatives—particularly those that leverage new innovation and modern technology to help improve the economy and our environment – improving our quality of life.”
President Trump discussed his plans for improved infrastructure investment in his first State of the Union address last month. “As we rebuild our industries, it is also time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure,” Trump stated.
“With so much work remaining to modernize energy delivery infrastructure across the U.S., including the streamlining our permitting process, increasing storage and production, and building new transmission lines and pipelines, we look forward to continuing CEA’s bi-partisan efforts to find common ground and work with policymakers on solutions that will help families and business across the United States,” Holt added. “Countless communities have limited or no access to updated infrastructure, which only results in increased costs for families – as we’ve recently seen with the electricity shortages and prices increases in New England. With sound energy delivery policies, utilizing environmentally-friendly methods, these New England prices spikes could have easily been avoided. We welcome this effort by the Trump Administration to update and streamline energy delivery so that families across the nation can realize the benefits of modern energy management.”
CEA’s Pipelines for America addresses the consequences to families and businesses across the United States who oppose the construction of energy delivery systems and works to create a constructive dialogue with communities about how – through the latest innovations, technologies, and education – pipelines and other transmission upgrades not only help lower energy costs but can be done so in a safe way.
To learn more about CEA’s Campaign and initiatives around improving America’s energy infrastructure, visit https://consumerenergyalliance.org/pipelines-for-america/.
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support America’s energy future. With more than 450,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households across the country. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop our diverse energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.