In the 2015 State of the Union, President Obama said America needs, “21st century infrastructure ‐‐ modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest internet. Democrats and Republicans used to agree on this.” Now, almost two years later, 18 organizations representing companies and workers who have made their living building American energy infrastructure are calling on the President to keep his word and not risk American energy infrastructure like the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Signers of the letter include the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the American Gear Manufacturers Association, the American Renal Association, the American Supply Association, the Associated Equipment Distributors, the Associated General Contractors of America, the Association for Hose and Accessory Distribution, the Distribution Contractors Association, the Industrial Minerals Association, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers’ International Union of North America, the National Utility Contractors Association, the Metals Service Center Institute, the National Industrial Sand Association, the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association, the National Tank Truck Carriers, and the Plastics Pipe Institute.
The aforementioned organizations and their members have already suffered from the work stoppage and stand to lose even more when this unprecedented federal action has an inevitable chilling impact on the willingness to invest in future infrastructure projects.
See the full letter below.