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 Statement by AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy about Anthony Foxx   

Washington, D.C. – Dave McCurdy, President and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA) issued the following statement about Anthony Foxx who has been confirmed by the Senate as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation:

“We look forward to working with Anthony Foxx on our ongoing initiatives to ensure the continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to homes and business throughout the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration calls the more than 2 million miles of pipelines operated by America’s natural gas utilities the safest and most reliable method of delivering energy in the nation. We are investing in a 21st century infrastructure capable of providing essential energy for homes and businesses, as well as running a significant number of our vehicles, generating power and supporting other forms of renewable energy. This commitment to upgrading and modernizing our delivery network will continue to reduce emissions while providing customers an affordable, resilient energy solution. DOT under Ray LaHood has been an excellent partner in this effort and we are confident that, as Secretary, Anthony Foxx will continue this progress."
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The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 71 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 94 percent — over 68 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

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