On October 8, 2013, US Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chair of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee, and US Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced to the US House of Representatives the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, a bipartisan bill seeking to establish a more efficient approval process for cross-border energy infrastructure and, specifically, oil and gas pipelines and electric transmission lines. The bill states that a “fair and standardized approval process for cross-border energy projects will help bring certainty to the regulatory process, encourage investment in job-creating energy infrastructure and facilitate trade with our Canadian and Mexican allies.” The bill particularly seeks to remove barriers to the construction of cross-border energy infrastructure and to promote North American energy independence.
According to the bill, the North American Infrastructure Act:
See proposed North American Infrastructure Act.
For more information about this Legal Update, please contact , , or .
You have no pages selected. Please select pages to email then resubmit.