Pipeline Legislation a “Win-Win for the American People,” Westerman says

July 19, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (July 19) upon passage of H.R. 2910, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act:

“Across America, natural gas has become a reliable and readily available energy source for everything from home heating to fuel for vehicles,” Westerman said. “If we are to continue growing our nation’s energy infrastructure, we must modernize the permitting process starting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Allowing FERC to be the lead agency for permitting will simplify the process and reduce duplicative procedures, bringing more transparency and efficiency to an oft confusing process. The result is a more reliable energy pipeline system with more affordable prices which is a win-win for the American people.”