Pennsylvania Legislative Director, LiUNA.In times of prosperity or economic uncertainly, providing good-paying and family sustaining jobs for our members is the top priority for the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA). That’s why LiUNA fully supports the Federal Energy Regulation Commission’s (FERC) conclusion that the PennEast Pipeline project can be built with less than significant environmental impact.
Just recently, FERC determined that the project can be constructed safely with minimal impact on water, air, wildlife and much more. In its Final Environmental Impact, FERC confirmed that PennEast can be built safely by a trained, skilled and experienced workforce that takes accountability very seriously.
Nationwide, LiUNA has invested more than $100 million to train more than 150,000 workers in pipeline safety and construction. This training ensures that workers are the best available for such critical work. LiUNA’s skilled workers are ready to help build the PennEast Pipeline Project immediately. With a combination of classroom and outdoor instruction, LiUNA members have an upper hand in performing the work correctly, on time and on budget.
LiUNA workers, many of whom live in the PennEast footprint, are strongly committed to the safe and responsible construction of the PennEast Pipeline and look forward to helping the region’s families and businesses enjoy lower energy costs and greater energy reliability.
The PennEast Pipeline is a privately funded, billion-dollar infrastructure investment for the mid-Atlantic region. It will create jobs today and well into the future thanks to lowering energy costs by millions of dollars every year. It will also help improve air quality as consumers are able to access additional low-cost clean natural gas supplies. PennEast’s positive economic and environmental impact is why the North America’s Building Trades Unions named PennEast one of its 26 top-priority infrastructure projects.
“We look forward to working on this pipeline project which will not only benefit workers and their families but entire communities and regions." says Abe Amoris, Pennsylvania Legislative Director, LiUNA.