Organisation Name
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Advocating for policy makers to support the Keystone XL pipeline, which supports the operations of the Albertan Tar Sands. (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, Press release, January 2015)

Extract from Source:

“With today’s strong Senate vote, we are one step closer to a final decision on a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Both the House and Senate now support this project, the courts have cleared the way, and the vast majority of the American public say move ahead. Manufacturers once again call on the President to end the political gamesmanship and approve the Keystone XL pipeline.”

Created: 10/06/2015 Last edited: 07/09/2015

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Opposing specific measures towards a transition of energy mix (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, GE Reports, June 2014)

Extract from Source:

The National Association of Manufacturers criticized the proposal, saying it could jeopardize manufacturing’s reliance on the “secure and affordable energy” industry needs to compete in a global economy. “Today’s proposal from the EPA could singlehandedly eliminate this competitive advantage by removing reliable and abundant sources of energy from our nation’s energy mix,” NAM President Jay Timmons said in a statement. “Manufacturers believe there is a better way,” he said. “We need a more balanced approach, one that allows our nation’s manufacturers to do what they do best: find solutions and innovate.”

Created: 04/02/2016 Last edited: 04/02/2016

 

Opposing measures against the maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Calling for decision on oil infrastructure projected to be overturned (National Association of Manufacturers, CEO Jay Timmons, December 2016)

Extract from Source:

“This decision defies logic, science and sound policy-decision making, and the consequences can be measured in lost work for manufacturers and those in the manufacturing supply chain. "If a project that has involved all relevant stakeholders and followed both the letter and spirit of the law at every step of this approval process can be derailed, what signal does that send to others considering building new energy infrastructure in this country? "We can only hope that President-elect Trump will stand by his promises to invest aggressively in new infrastructure in America and start by overturning this misguided decision and allow the completion of the pipeline."

Created: 12/12/2016 Last edited: 14/03/2017

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Opposing specific measures towards a transition of energy mix. Supporting continued use of coal. (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, Industry Week, February 2014)

Extract from Source:

Timmons said “government overreach” presents the biggest threat to the future of American manufacturing. He said the energy industry is at risk of “suffocation by regulation” because the Obama administration and its Congressional allies “want to put a stop to the use of oil, gas and coal, when the focus should be on developing and maintaining secure and affordable energy.” Timmons was particularly critical of the Environmental Protection Agency. The NAM president said new ozone regulations proposed by EPA would “practically halt manufacturing expansion and growth in America.” He added that New Source Performance Standards were “both an effort to eliminate fossil fuels and a warning that all manufacturers will be targeted next.”

Created: 10/06/2015 Last edited: 07/09/2015

 

Strongly opposing measures to transition the energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Opposing specific measures towards a transition of energy mix (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, Breaking Energy, June 2013)

Extract from Source:

“The President’s plan puts our country on a path toward the elimination of fossil fuels from our energy mix that is wholly inconsistent with his promotion of an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan just a few months ago. “The EPA is not going to stop with today’s announcement. First, it will be coal. Then it will be natural gas. Ultimately, this plan will make the United States less energy secure, less affordable and unable to meet our future energy needs.”

Created: 04/02/2016 Last edited: 02/12/2016

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting the building of the Keystone XL pipeline (National Association of Manufacturers, President and CEO Jay Timmons, January 2017)

Extract from Source:

Washington, D.C., January 26, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) lauded the filing of an application to begin work on the Keystone XL pipeline project. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement: “We are one step closer to creating tens of thousands of American jobs and improving our energy security in this country. It’s a great day for manufacturers and all Americans. President Donald Trump recognizes that energy infrastructure means jobs and paychecks, and now we can finally get the Keystone XL pipeline built. Thanks to the rigorous analysis already completed during the Obama administration, we know that construction can be done in a safe and environmentally sensitive way. Manufacturers and business leaders join with many labor groups and working Americans in celebrating this development today.” 

Created: 14/03/2017 Last edited: 14/03/2017

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting a sustained role for coal in the energy mix (NAM President and CEO, Jay Timmons, AWB, February 2015)

Extract from Source:

America’s manufacturing sector is as resilient and robust as ever — and it’s the reason why the nation is rising once again, Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, said Tuesday during his 2015 State of Manufacturing Address at Spokane Valley Tech [...] Despite his optimism, Timmons highlighted several challenges facing American manufacturers: [...] - Energy: We need an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy that taps everything from oil, natural gas and coal to wind, solar and other resources in order to achieve energy independence.

Created: 07/09/2015 Last edited: 07/09/2015

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, CNS News, September 2016)

Extract from Source:

“The Obama administration just made the decision to put politics above jobs, trying to stall, obfuscate, and scapegoat in order to block this job-creating energy infrastructure project,” National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons said in a statement.“The administration has ignored the rule of law because it doesn’t like the court’s findings that the project can move forward,” said Timmons.“This sets a bad precedent that could threaten future infrastructure projects of all types,” he said. “For manufacturers, this means the men and women supplying steel pipe, coatings, construction equipment, compressor motors, gauges and instruments, sand and gravel and other key components to the Dakota Access project are sitting idle, without work.”“We understand there are concerns, and above all, we want discussions about this project to be peaceful, productive and respectful,” Timmons said. “But it’s time for the administration to put its political agenda aside.”“It’s time to put people to work, including the many manufacturers who will build the components of this project,” he said. “Let’s come together to move forward, create jobs, strengthen our economy and boost manufacturing.”

Created: 02/12/2016 Last edited: 02/12/2016

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, CNS News, February 2017)

Extract from Source:

Washington, D.C., February 7, 2017 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced it will grant permission to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline project (DAPL):“This green light is welcome news for manufacturers. Such investments in America’s energy infrastructure create tremendous opportunities for the manufacturers who supply these projects. The construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline will boost manufacturing across the country. Building new energy infrastructure makes our country more competitive, creates jobs and helps make life more affordable for our families—common goals that all Americans support.”

Created: 14/03/2017 Last edited: 14/03/2017