Industry Insights For A New (And Sometimes Hostile) Congress

GPA Midstream's Charlotte Sawyer cautioned attendees at Midstream Texas ‘fines and penalties have the potential to cripple the energy industry.’

Charlotte Sawyer GPA Midstream Texas

GPA Midstream's Charlotte Sawyer speaks at the Midstream Texas conference and exhibition in Midland, Texas on June 6. (Source: Joe Markman/Hart Energy)

The energy industry has had to deal with “a new Congress and new problems” in 2019 following last November’s elections that flipped the House of Representatives to the Democrats. So it’s important that industry trade organizations continue to make their case in the nation’s capital since many legislative freshmen know little of the oil and gas business and many are openly hostile to it.

Those were among the insights of Charlotte Sawyer, manager of government affairs, GPA Midstream, in her June 6 presentation to Hart Energy’s Midstream Texas conference and exhibition.

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