This week, the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) was highlighted in two news stories. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on the Mon Valley Progress Council joining the Alliance and the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat noted that the Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) had also joined. Both articles included quotes from the leaders of JARI and the Mon Valley Progress Council.
Mon Valley Progress Council Joins Pa. Energy Infrastructure Alliance
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Valley Independent, July 17, 2015
The Mon Valley Progress Council joined the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance, a broad-based coalition of labor, agriculture, manufacturing and other business interests that support private investment in pipeline and other energy infrastructure developments. … “Investments in pipelines and energy infrastructure have the potential to transform the Mid-Mon Valley,” Mon Valley Progress Council Executive Director Joe Kirk said. “These are exactly the kinds of projects we need to ensure a diverse economic base, create jobs, grow our regional population and make communities more livable.”
JARI Joins Coalition To Modernize State’s Energy Infrastructure
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Staff Reporter, July 15, 2015
Johnstown Area Regional Industries has joined a coalition, consisting of labor and business organizations, dedicated to modernizing the state’s energy infrastructure through private investment. The Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance supports developing pipelines as what it calls the safest mode for transporting natural gas. “The reason we’re interested in being a member of this alliance is that it’s an opportunity to really have our name associated with development in Pennsylvania,” JARI President Linda Thomson said. … The alliance is still in its rudimentary stage after its launch on June 8, so not a lot of specific plans are in place. It was founded by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66 and Laborers’ International Union of North America.