June 24, 2016

LiUNA Announces Campaign in Support of Natural Gas

In yet another show of the widespread support for natural gas development, the Laborers’ International Union of North America recently announced “Clean Power Progress,” a campaign that underscores the importance of natural gas as an important bridge fuel in meeting the Clean Power Plan goals. These federal standards mandate a shift away from traditional energy sources in order to reduce the U.S. carbon footprint. Natural gas, which has been credited as a key driver behind the decline in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in recent years, can serve as a critical source of energy in meeting the guidelines.

LiUNA President Terry O’Sullivan, on his organization’s new campaign:

Clean Power Progress will cut through the politics and ideology that have distorted the debate on clean energy. … Natural gas is already helping us reduce our carbon emissions – it burns cleaner, results in lower energy bills, and even backs up renewables. Clean Power Progress will demonstrate that if we develop this resource to the highest standards, we can keep the lights on and help cut America’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The Coalition for the Expansion of Pipeline Infrastructure is excited to see such a reputable group voice its support for the responsible development of our country’s natural gas resources. Further, the construction of midstream infrastructure will be increasingly critical to transporting natural gas to end markets. For that reason, projects like the Rover Pipeline deserve an expedient federal review.

Read the full LiUNA press release here.

Visit the Clean Power Progress website here.