Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) today applauded President Obama’s Executive Order for “Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects.” The goal of the order is to “maintain our nation’s competitive edge and ensure an economy built to last” by expediting permits to upgrade the infrastructure needed to move people, goods, energy and information fast and reliably. AGA supports that goal.
“We are pleased to see the President’s Executive Order to expedite the permitting process for upgrading our local distribution networks —a move that will help bring clean natural gas to our customers in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner,” said Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of AGA. “The President has recognized the impact of our abundant American supply of natural gas for the environment, the economy and national security and I am pleased to see his actions follow his remarks.”
McCurdy continued, “AGA’s members are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of our abundant supply of clean, affordable natural gas to homes and businesses throughout the country. The actions federal agencies will take under this Executive Order will help our members install and upgrade infrastructure faster, while continuing to protect the environment.”