• Infrastructure and Permitting

    Our nation runs the risk of losing the advantages provided by our vast energy resources due to the politicization of pipeline, transmission lines, and other infrastructure projects. Many areas in the U.S. are already missing out on the full benefits of our energy revolution because it has been difficult to permit and build or replace energy infrastructure.

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  • Press Release
    January 31, 2019

    New GEI Analysis Finds U.S. Energy Security Near Record Best

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s energy security improved for the sixth consecutive year in 2017 and neared a modern-day best, according to the Global Energy Institute’s 2018 Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk released today. The Index employs 37 different energy security metrics measuring geopolitical,
  • Reports
    December 18, 2018

    Infrastructure Lost: Why America Cannot Afford to Keep It In the Ground

    In recent years, anti-energy groups have rallied around a singular theme: “Keep it in the Ground.” Environmental activists argue that many of our most reliable energy sources – coal, natural gas, and oil – should not be accessed at all, and instead be left deep underground. In support of this agenda, they are actively fighting against as many energy infrastructure and development projects as they can – pipelines and transportation networks, power plants and transmission lines, export facilities, and much more.

  • Blog
    December 11, 2018

    New Infographic Illustrates the Unnecessary Complexity of Pipeline Permitting

    By Matt Koch and Dan Byers Pop quiz: which President issued the following clarion call for action on permitting reform? "I will urge Congress to...cut through the red tape, the delays, and the endless roadblocks to completing key energy projects. We will protect our environment. But when this nation
  • Blog
    December 11, 2018

    Trimming the Old Red Tape that Hinders New Source Review

    Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrated the one-year anniversary of an obscure guidance memorandum that surely deserves recognition as amongst the most arcane policy documents to garner a birthday commemoration. Titled “ Enforceability and Use of the Actual-to
  • Press Release
    December 11, 2018

    U.S. Chamber’s Harbert Praises New Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute President & CEO Karen Harbert issued the following statement regarding a new proposed rule revising the definition of “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)”: “This new rule is good news for businesses, farmers, and localities because