06/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2018 10:42
WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week reintroduced the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, legislation that would prevent unnecessary delays for important energy infrastructure projects, such as pipelines and electrical transmission lines, that cross national boundaries between the U.S. and Canada or Mexico.
'Our nation needs robust investment in its infrastructure, especially if we are to accomplish the goal of making North America energy secure,' said Hoeven. 'Our legislation removes unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles and would help to ensure projects are approved based on their merits. Doing so would promote regulatory certainty for the energy industry while also supporting the production of affordable energy and the creation of good jobs.'
Hoeven's legislation would eliminate the Presidential Permit requirement for cross-border projects and puts the decision making into the hands of appropriate agencies. In addition, the bill: