June 12, 2017

Tell Your Member Of Congress That You Oppose Job-Killing, Discriminatory Energy Policies

Over the past several weeks, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) and its partners at the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA) have been beating the drums about a new USBancorp policy that will harm energy infrastructure development. As Connecting the Dots has explained, this discriminatory policy forbids financing of pipeline projects and subjects any business supporting those projects, as well as hydraulic fracturing, mining and forestry activities, to “enhanced due diligence.” 

This policy will reduce jobs and growth along the entire energy supply chain, including within the metals industry. 

EEIA has sent letters to President Donald Trump and his cabinet officers, and an open letter to the bank’s officers, directors and shareholders, objecting to their counter-productive policy. The letter also pointed out that the policy directly contravenes our national goals of secure, affordable, clean energy, and of putting Americans back to work modernizing and expanding our nation's energy infrastructure. 

Now MSCI is asking its members to help drive its message home with federal and state elected officials. EEIA has developed a new campaign, ENERGYBUILDERS, which deploys a “Take Action” system that will automatically send letters to elected representatives strongly objecting to the bank's policy. The nation and the industrial metals supply chain cannot afford to let this kind of discriminatory divestment policy stand, and or for it to spread to other financial institutions. Click here to take action.