Advocacy Priorities

AGA's 2019-2020 Advocacy Priorities

Pipeline Safety and Underground Storage: Advocate for Reasonable and Effective Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Legislation, Regulations, Standards, Initiatives and Implementation that promote meaningful Enhancements to Pipeline Safety. Encourage cost recovery and other policies that accelerate utility investments for purposes of enhancing pipeline infrastructure.

Physical and Cyber Security: Advocate for Reasonable and Effective Physical and Cybersecurity Policies and Programs that Bolster Federal Government-Industry Partnerships and Promote Coordination Among Governmental Agencies.

Economic and Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas: Advocate for Regulatory Reform and Legislation that will Position Natural Gas to Enhance Economic Growth and a Cleaner Energy Economy

Natural Gas Infrastructure: Advocate for Policies that Remove Barriers and help Facilitate Efficient Permitting for Pipeline Safety Projects and Infrastructure Investments.

End Use: Support Policies and Remove Barriers for Expanded Use of Natural Gas in Homes, Businesses, and Industry

Efficient Permitting for Pipeline Safety Projects and Infrastructure Investments: Advocate for Policies that Remove Barriers and help Facilitate Efficient Permitting for Pipeline Safety Projects and Infrastructure Investments

Tax Policies: Advocate for Tax Policies that Encourage Economic Growth, Long-term Investment in Capital Formation and Job Creation

Natural Gas Markets and Reliable Pipeline Service: Advocate to help Ensure Well-Functioning Natural Gas Markets and the Continued Reliability of Pipeline Service to Bring Natural Gas Supplies to Natural Gas Utility Markets

Natural Gas Technologies: Advocate for policies and the advancement of innovative technologies that provide consumer choice in energy decisions and promote the continued availability of affordable natural gas

Regulations: Educate the public and policymakers on the important role of direct use and advocate for technical energy codes, standards, policies and regulation that value the benefits of natural gas

Policies: Support policies that help ensure responsible natural gas diversity and supply; promote a constructive regulatory environment for efficient development of resources

LIHEAP: Advocate for Adequate LIHEAP Funding

Natural Gas Supply Diversity, Stability and Responsible Production: Support policies that help ensure responsible natural gas diversity and supply; promote a constructive regulatory environment for efficient development of resources

Sustainability: Position natural gas as a sustainable energy by working with stakeholders across the value chain to measure, disclose, and recognize sustainability actions and advocate for membership approved carbon policies and the advancement of RNG.

Coordination across Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies: Advocate for Reasonable and Effective Natural Gas and Electric System Coordination Policies and Programs to help Enhance Resiliency and Reliability without an Undue Burden on the Customer

Workforce Development: Help Ensure a Skilled and Diverse Workforce

Natural Gas as a Transportation Alternative: Advocate for Policies that Promote the Development of Natural Gas as a Transportation Alternative

PCBs, Air and Waste Regulations: Obtain Workable Rules on PCBs, Air and Waste Regulations on Utility, Commercial and Industrial Operations

Accounting Rules: Seek Workable Accounting Rules