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TIN news:   API Executive Vice President Marty Durbin applauded actions to improve America’s maritime infrastructure as the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to strengthen the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF).
“America’s energy renaissance has made our nation a global leader in the production of oil and natural gas, allowing us to grow the economy while reducing emissions and benefiting consumers,” said API Executive Vice President Marty Durbin. “In order to continue bringing our nation these benefits, we need a strong infrastructure network across the country. Today’s action by the House will help ensure we have the resources necessary to improve our harbors and ports so that American consumers, American workers, and the environment will continue to benefit from our nation’s energy leadership.”
The Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which passed the House with bipartisan support, would ensure that the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund has the resources needed to maintain our nation’s ports and harbors; approximately 40 percent of all goods moved on the nation’s waterways are crude oil or petroleum products.
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans.

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