Jeffery Tigert

  • signed Keystone XL AG Letter 2021-02-17 17:13:08 -0600

    Tell Attorneys General You Support Keystone XL

    On February 9, 2021, a group of 14 state attorneys general sent a letter to President Biden urging him to reconsider his revocation of the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the president’s decision will harm thousands of American workers, as well as the country at large.

    Sign our letter below to the attorneys general of the remaining 36 states, and tell them why this project is vital to America's construction workforce.

    Dear Attorneys General:

    As the chief legal officers of your states, we write to you with serious concerns regarding the Biden Administration's unilateral and rushed decision to revoke the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. This decision will result in devastating damage to many of your states and local communities. Even those states outside the path of the Keystone XL pipeline—indeed all Americans—will suffer serious, detrimental consequences. 

    The real-world costs to your states are devastating. Nationally, this decision will eliminate thousands of well-paying jobs, many of them union jobs. Thousands of displaced workers and their families can’t let go of the prospect of Keystone XL. Aspirations like green jobs don’t put food on the table, or pay the phone bill, or put kids through college.   

    The pipeline would run 285 miles through Montana, crossing through six counties. Montana businesses, local governments and utilities have made substantial investments in preparation for the pipeline, which are now rendered lost by Biden’s action. As a result, energy bills for some Montanans’ are likely to increase, and schools and local governments in eastern Montana will lose out on much-needed revenue.  

    The Keystone XL pipeline provides the safest means of transporting oil and natural gas over long distances. Not only is this project using and making massive investments in green and renewable energy sources, it’s on target to be carbon-neutral by 2023. And importantly, the pipeline would increase American consumers’ access to alternative low-cost energy sources. This decision should not have been made so hastily. The United States is finally energy independent. Beyond increased production, our energy industry has made major, market-driven advances in cleanly and safely developing and transporting fossil fuels. The Keystone XL project is no exception.  

    America needs every possible tool to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger and more secure. As leaders in your state, you have the ability to correct the course of the alarming effects that stopping Keystone XL has on states, local communities, families and workers. 

    Please join Montana’s Attorney General Austin Knudsen and a coalition of 14 attorneys general and call on President Joe Biden to reconsider his unilateral revocation of the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Signed,

    Keystone XL Project Supporter 

  • signed Be an Energy Voter Petition 2021-01-30 23:26:28 -0600

    Pledge To Be An Energy Voter

    With the right leadership and vision, we can ensure all Americans benefit from our nation’s emergence as an energy leader. It’s time to fulfill our bright energy future; it’s time to vote for candidates that support Local 798 jobs and the work that we do.

    Join Local 798 by signing the petition and becoming an Energy Voter.

    I understand the urgent need for clean, affordable and domestically sourced energy in my community, across my state and in throughout the nation. That is why I stand with political candidates and elected officials who show their support for an energy pipeline network that will safely and efficiently transport the nation’s abundant supply of domestic natural gas and oil supplies.

    America is leading the world in oil and natural gas production. Working together, we can do even more. Producing, refining and transporting more domestic oil and natural gas will mean more abundant energy – and that means more affordable energy for American families and businesses.

    We know there is enough potential domestic energy to serve all residential, business and industrial needs across the country. Yet, support for critical energy infrastructure is lacking among our political leaders.

    To support my livelihood, my family and my community, I will enter the voting booth informed about how political leaders stand on the issue of energy infrastructure development. I will do my part to help elect leaders who recognize the tremendous benefits of and need to grow our energy transportation network and who support the union workforce that will build it.

    Sincerely,

    American Energy Industry Supporter

  • 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.

Jeffery Tigert

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