National Association of Manufacturers ShopFloor Blog, Rachel Jones, August 4, 2015
Infrastructure projects play an important role in getting our economy on track. Pipelines create jobs across the construction and manufacturing supply chain, enhance our nation’s energy security and create significant economic value. New pipelines also bring the benefits of clean, abundant, and affordable natural gas to underserved regions and those at risk of facing severe constraints in the coming years. Communities depend on this natural gas to generate electricity to meet growing demand; provide fuel to heat homes and business; provide raw materials needed to produce countless everyday products; and fuel manufacturers that are the backbone of our local and national economies.