Jeffery Tigert

  • signed Alaska LNG Comment AGDC 2020-07-21 19:43:36 -0500

    Support the Alaska LNG Project!

    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is seeking an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) related to the proposed Alaska LNG Project from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This proposed IHA is critical in authorizing incidental takes during one year of the larger project, which is expected to support more than 10,000 jobs, many going to Local 798 members.

    Sign the petition below that we will submit to the NMFS before the public comment period ends on August 17!

    About the project: The backbone of the Alaska LNG Project is an 800-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline. With a daily capacity of 3.3 billion cubic feet, multiple compressor stations along the pipeline will help carry natural gas from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska. Multiple interconnection points along the pipeline will provide for in-state gas distribution.

    *PLEASE NOTE: Local 798 may submit your signature to state and federal regulatory bodies, as well as elected officials to support the Alaska LNG Project.

    Dear Ms. Davis:

    I stand with Pipeliners Local 798 in strong support of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation's Alaska LNG Project, a critical investment in the state's economic and energy future, as it seeks an incidental harassment authorization (IHA).

    Over the course of several years, the project has undergone extensive environmental studies. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)'s final Environmental Impact Statement for Alaska LNG, issued in March 2020, in particular, was based on more than 150,000 pages of data and responses to 1,800 environmental and engineering data requests. The final EIS found the project's environmental impacts "would not be significant or would be reduced to less than significant levels with the implementation of proposed" mitigation measures. The EIS was among several assessments that collectively influenced FERC to issue its approval of the project in May 2020.

    Alaska LNG has also received several approvals from federal decision makers, including a Letter of Recommendation from the U.S. Coast Guard to FERC in 2016 to approve construction.

    I understand that Local 798's support for this project does not come lightly. Environmental responsibility is a critical consideration in the construction process of any Local 798 infrastructure project. Members are highly-trained on how to perform tasks while also caring for the surrounding environment. These men and women treat the land as if it were their own during all aspects of the construction process, and the Alaska LNG Project will be no different.

    Overall, I support the Alaska LNG Project due to the following key benefits:

    • Create up to 10,000 jobs during design and construction – many of which belong to Local 798 members in Alaska. Additionally, there could be approximately 1,000 operational jobs;
    • Significantly reduce barriers to further exploration on the North Slope and provide reliable, reasonably priced, fuel for domestic projects;
    • Provide Alaskan residential consumers with long-term affordable gas supply for power generation, home heating and other needs;
    • Set precedent for increased exploration of domestic gas reserves to supply LNG exports beyond 30 years;
    • Generate a critical and expansive revenue source for Alaska.

    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation continues to work closely with the Alaska State Legislature, local governments, utilities and the public to identify the most appropriate locations for in-state gas interconnections, and it has consistently engaged in an open dialogue with administration, legislature, and municipalities to ensure the Alaska LNG Project is built environmentally responsibly.

    This is why I urge the National Marine Fisheries Service to issue an incidental harassment authorization without delay.

    Signed,

    Alaska LNG Project Supporter

  • posted about Driftwood Pipeline Project on Facebook 2018-03-08 18:35:02 -0600
    Sign the petition in Support of Driftwood Pipeline | Add Your Name NOW

    Support the Driftwood Pipeline NOW

    I support the Driftwood Pipeline project, a critical investment in the Southeast natural gas infrastructure network that will increase regional access to domestically sourced energy while providing family-supporting jobs for Local 798 members.

    Once operational, the 96-mile interstate pipeline will provide firm transportation service and will interconnect with up to 13 existing pipelines and gas storage facilities located in southwest Louisiana. The project will also include the construction of 3 new compressor stations, creating more long-term job opportunities for skilled labor in the area.

    The project is expected to employ approximately 6,400 skilled laborers during the construction phase alone - many of whom are Local 798 members - and will support nearly 400 permanent positions once complete. 

    In addition, I support the Driftwood Pipeline project for the following key reasons:

    • Increases access of domestically sourced natural gas;
      Provide reliable supply of economical energy for regional homes and businesses;
    • Creates family-supporting jobs for Louisiana labor – many of whom are Local 798 members;
    • Generates needed state and local tax revenue.

    For the reasons listed above, I urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue necessary permits for the Driftwood Pipeline project without delay.

  • posted about PennEast Pipeline on Facebook 2017-06-08 12:44:48 -0500
    Join me in support of the PennEast Pipeline and sign the petition! #Local798

    Take Action in Support of PennEast Pipeline

    Natural gas has contributed billions to the national economy. The Northeast has emerged as a critical region in our country’s energy future. Pennsylvania and New Jersey are poised to be leading energy producing states. Yet, it is well documented that the region does not have the necessary infrastructure to connect these states’ gas production with consuming markets. 

    The PennEast Pipeline will bring affordable, clean natural gas supplies to families and businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, while providing a welcomed economic boost to the region. The infrastructure is expected to generate more than $1.6 billion in short-term economic impact, followed by hundreds of millions in annual savings to electric and natural gas customers. This is not to mention the increased tax revenues and hundreds of millions of dollars in savings consumers will enjoy when they switch to natural gas.

    There is clearly a growing demand for energy and as we look to resources to meet that demand, natural gas makes the most sense. It's reliable, cost-effective, and best of all - it's right here in our own backyard. Americans are eager for complete independence from foreign oil, and while renewable energy is a respectable long-term goal, we are not at a point where renewables are a viable option. Families simply cannot afford the costs, and our power grid cannot bank on an unreliable power source that is unable to meet our current power needs, let alone the power demands of future generation.

    PennEast Pipeline is a multi-billion-dollar private investment the Northeastern energy infrastructure, providing an opportunity to put thousands of our local laborers to work, and helping millions of Americans gain access to affordable, reliable, environmentally responsible and domestically produced energy. The benefits associated with PennEast are exactly why elected officials work so hard to develop strategies for safe and responsible pipeline development that will bring resources to hungry markets in the Commonwealth and beyond.

    I believe it is critical to the economic and energy future of our communities that our elected officials and decision makers fully recognize the significance of this proposed infrastructure. Please support the PennEast Pipeline, and encourage the completion of this project without delay.

  • posted about Keystone XL on Facebook 2017-06-08 05:25:47 -0500
    Join me in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline and sign the petition! #Local798

    Sign Your Name in Support of Keystone XL


    The nation’s energy needs are increasing every day as consumers demand reliable and affordable fuel for their daily lives. Yet, insufficient pipeline capacity severely limits access to safe and economical energy sources. That is why critical infrastructure projects like Keystone XL Pipeline are vital. Keystone XL will help safely and efficiently deliver 1.1 million barrels of crude oil to hungry markets across the Midwest and as far south as Texas.

    Keystone XL represents a safe and environmentally sound way to transport the energy this country needs now and in the future. TransCanada is working closely with federal and state agencies to ensure the land and environment remain protected through project construction and operation.

    I support the Keystone XL Pipeline due to the many benefits outlined below:

    • Provide reliable supply of economical energy to millions of Americans;
    • Generate an estimated $55 million in property tax revenue in the first year of operations across 27 counties;
    • Create thousands of jobs for laborers;
    • Contribute approximately $3.4 billion to U.S. GDP;
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 19 million metric tons (offsetting as many as 200 ocean tankers per year).

    I believe Keystone XL Pipeline is critical in securing continued national energy security, supporting economic development, and improving the reliability of North America’s pipeline network – all this while operating in a manner that respects the environment and landowners.

  • posted about Petition Line 3 Replacement on Facebook 2018-04-14 10:01:57 -0500
    Join me in support of the Line 3 Replacement Project and sign the petition! #Local798

    Sign the Line 3 Support Petition

    Enbridge continues to work with state and federal permitting agencies to finalize the permits required to start construction in Minnesota and enable completion of the $2.9 billion U.S. portion of the project.

    Thousands of jobs are in jeopardy, many belonging to Local 798 members! Help us collect signatures on the below petition that we will submit to regulators and other decision makers at the appropriate time.


    I proudly support the Line 3 Replacement Project. Once in operation, Line 3 will provide a much-needed update to Enbridge’s Mainline System, ensuring that it continues to safely transport energy required to meet growing demands from eastern Canada to the Gulf Coast.

    The project has already undergone unprecedented environmental review, culminating with the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which was based on the most extensive environmental study of a pipeline project in Minnesota state history. After careful review of the FEIS, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved the certificate of need, route permit and environmental review for the project, and I believe other permitting agencies should offer similar support for the following key reasons:

    • Enbridge has demonstrated plans to restore 99.98% of the potential wetland impacts during construction;
    • Replacing aging infrastructure is critical in order to safely meet the region’s growing demand for reliable energy;
    • Construction will support approximately 1,500 jobs in Minnesota alone;
    • Project activity will generate critical tax revenue in each county the project intersects while providing a multi-billion-dollar boost to the regional economy.

    The people of North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin deserve the tremendous economic and energy benefits associated with this critical infrastructure project. This is why I support the Line 3 Replacement Project and urge swift approval of necessary permits and certifications.

    Signed, 

    Line 3 Replacement Project Supporter


    **Local 798 may submit your signature to state and federal regulatory bodies, elected officials and other decision makers in support of the Line 3 Replacement project.**

Jeffery Tigert

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