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Access to reliable, affordable energy undergirds U.S. national and economic security, and a clean, healthy environment is essential for economic prosperity now and for future generations. Business Roundtable supports policies that capitalize on America’s strengths in technology and energy diversity to maximize U.S. energy options and preserve environmental quality. The business community has a special obligation to step forward and help build an environmentally and economically sustainable future.
Recent Activities in Energy & Environment
Business Roundtable today issued the following statement from Dave Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, and Chair of Business Roundtable’s Energy and Environment Committee, on the State Department’s updated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS):
We write to express our strong support for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Though we represent a diverse group of industries, we share a common belief in the importance of this project to the broader American economy.
In a letter sent to all U.S. Senators today, Business Roundtable expressed strong support for bipartisan energy efficiency legislation introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH).
In the letter, David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, and Chair of Business Roundtable’s Energy and Environment Committee, said:
On behalf of the Business Roundtable, I am writing to express our enthusiastic support for S. 1392, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013, and urge Senate approval as soon as possible.
According to a new United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, more than two-thirds of survey respondents, 67 percent, support building the Keystone XL pipeline extension that would provide Americans with up to 830,000 barrels a day of new oil supplies from North America.