With Infrastructure Week in full swing, we need to recognize the importance of investing in our energy delivery system – from pipelines to transmission lines – in order to expand our economy and provide affordable, reliable energy to families, farmers, and businesses across our country.
Communities across the nation who embrace those opportunities can enjoy not just affordable, reliable energy but jobs – including well-paying, middle-class sustaining construction jobs. Besides the roads, bridges and buildings usually in the spotlight when policymakers talk about investing in U.S. infrastructure, 32 percent of today’s construction industry workforce is employed on energy projects, amounting to over 2 million workers. Pipeline construction alone supports more than 41,700 jobs for union workers each year, generating over $2.3 billion in wages.
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