Advocacy Priorities

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Advocacy Priorities

AGA's 2015-2016 Advocacy Priorities

Pipeline Safety: Represent Natural Gas Utility and Customer Interests in Pipeline Safety Reauthorization and the Implementation of Existing Pipeline Safety Legislation and Regulation
Methane Emissions: Advocate for and Communicate Credible Information Demonstrating that, Along the Full Value Chain, Methane Emissions Do Not Negate the Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas
Natural Gas Supply: Advocate for Natural Gas Supply Diversity, Stability and Responsible Production
Efficient Natural Gas Solutions: Support Policies for Expanded Use of Natural Gas in Homes, Businesses, and Industry to Enable Greater Access to Energy Efficient Solutions
Infrastructure: Cybersecurity: Advocate for Reasonable and Effective Cybersecurity Policies and Programs that Help Ensure Policies that Bolster Existing Effective Federal Government-Industry Partnerships and Promote Coordination Among Governmental Agencies
Advocate for LIHEAP Funding: Stress the importance of maintaining/ increasing LIHEAP funding which is critical to serve low income energy customers
Natural Gas as a Transportation Alternative: Advocate for Policies that Promote the Development of Natural Gas as a Transportation Alternative
Federal Environmental Permits: Defend Expedited Federal Governmental Permits for Pipeline Safety and Distribution Infrastructure Investments
Advocate for Well-Functioning Natural Gas Markets: Advocate before FERC, CFTC, and Congress to Ensure Well-Functioning Natural Gas Markets and the Continued Reliability of Pipeline Service to Bring Natural Gas Supplies to Natural Gas Utility Markets
Infrastructure: Physical Security: Advocate for Reasonable and Effective Physical Security Policies and Programs
Natural Gas and Electric System Coordination: Represent Natural Gas Utility Interests in the Development of Natural Gas and Electric System Coordination Policy to Help Enhance Reliability for Natural Gas Utilities
Tax Policies: Advocate for Tax Policies that Encourage Long-term Investment in Capital Formation and Job Creation
Innovative Rate Approaches: Advocate Innovative Rate Approaches that Promote Natural Gas System Integrity and Efficiency
Appliance Standards and Building Code Proceedings: Promote the Efficient and Safe Use of Natural Gas Appliance Standards and Building Code Development
Air and Waste Regulations: Protect LDC Customers and Prevent Unworkable Air and Waste Regulations on Utility, Commercial and Industrial Operations
Innovative Regulation: Energy Efficiency: Advocate for and Educate about Innovative Regulatory Approaches that Enhance Utilities’ Ability to Help Their Customers Use Energy Efficiently
Seek Workable Accounting Rules: Work with Other Trade Associations that Represent Network Utilities to Secure Accounting Rules that Do Not Impose Burdens on Utilities by Increasing the Variability of Reported Earnings
PCBs and Asbestos Pipe Wrap Regulation: Advocate before EPA to Ensure PCB Rules to be Proposed in 2015 and finalized in 2016 are Workable and Do Not Result in Unnecessary Restrictions to LDCs

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