CCAGW Annual Ratings

Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure – Passage


Passage of the bill that would establish a new system for the approval and permitting of border-crossing oil and gas pipelines and electrical transmission lines. The bill would require sponsors of border-crossing oil pipelines and electricity transmission facilities that cross the U.S. borders into Canada and Mexico to receive a "certificate of crossing" from the relevant federal agency in order to build or modify their projects, thereby eliminating the need for a presidential permit. The bill would eliminate the requirement under current law that the Energy Department approve the transmission of electricity from the U.S. to another country.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 398
Bill Number: 
HR 2883
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 254-175 : R 237-0; D 17-175