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Stephen Eule

There’s no doubt that greener energy technologies require minerals like copper, nickel, cobalt, and other rare earth elements. These are the raw materials needed to build everything from cell phones to airplanes, computers, solar panels and self-driving cars. As the United States increases its use of renewable power, we will need rare earth minerals to manufacturer solar panels, battery, and other technologies.

Letters
Dear Mr. Foster:
 
We, the undersigned organizations (collectively, the Associations), write to you to express our concerns regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA or Agency) draft set of recommendations for mitigating groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).
 
Letters
Dear Mr. Wilson:
 
We, the undersigned organizations (collectively, the Associations), understand the importance of responsibly managing water resources and have been working to protect clean water for decades. Consequently, we submit these comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) in response to its “Interpretive Statement on Application of the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program to Releases of Pollutants From a Point Source to Groundwater” (Interpretive Statement).
 
Press Release

In response to EPA’s guidance, Christopher Guith, Acting President for the Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, commented:

“EPA’s new guidance will help ensure that the Clean Water Act is followed as intended by Congress and not being misused to block projects for reasons unrelated to clean water.  We are supportive of steps like this to increase transparency and predictability in the permitting process to facilitate construction of the necessary infrastructure to support economic growth and continued environmental progress.”

Blog
Matt Letourneau

Thanks to a diverse supply chain and ongoing industry efforts to harden our nation’s critical energy infrastructure, Americans can depend on a flexible and resilient fuel delivery system as we approach the start of this year’s hurricane season.  

This starts with a geographic diversity in our resources, and adequate electricity and pipeline infrastructure allowing energy providers to bring energy into areas that are impacted by a storm.