May 19, 2016

Across-the-Board Benefits from Rover Pipeline in West Virginia

Rob Richard, an organizer for the West Virginia Appalachian Laborers’ District Council, voiced support for the proposed Rover Pipeline in a recent opinion piece published in the Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register. Richard—who spoke in favor of the project during at a public comment meeting held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Paden City […]

April 15, 2016

Natural Gas Will Support Over 13,000 New Ohio Jobs A Year Through 2035

Development of new energy infrastructure will contribute upwards of $861 billion to the U.S. and Canadian economies and create an estimated 323,000 to 425,000 jobs per year through 2035 according to a new report released by the INGAA Foundation. The study, North American Midstream Infrastructure through 2035: Leaning into the Headwinds, aims to capture and […]

March 28, 2016

Rover Pipeline Draws Wide Support at FERC Community Meetings

Supporters across the region testified in favor of natural gas pipeline infrastructure development during a string of public comment meetings held regarding FERC’s draft environmental impact statement for the Rover Pipeline.  Supporters of the project spoke out last week in Fayette and Hamler, Ohio as well as in Chelsea, Michigan. Jon Rosenberger, a member of […]

February 12, 2016

Natural Gas Fuels Economic Turnaround in Monroe County

Monroe County faced an uncertain future in 2013 following the bankruptcy and closure of the Ormet aluminum smelting plant that cost nearly 1,000 jobs and devastated the local economy. Ormet had for years been the economic backbone of this small Appalachian community and local tax revenues and economic activity quickly shrunk in its absence. Today, […]