Invest in Energy Infrastructure to Create New Jobs

Investing in our energy infrastructure will help grow our economy and spark a manufacturing renaissance. In particular, the development of an ethane storage and distribution hub in West Virginia and other states will create thousands of good paying jobs, attract new private investment, and bring billions of dollars in new revenue to the region. Earlier this week I introduced legislation to examine the economic benefits of an Appalachian storage hub. Below is a picture of myself and Senators Capito and Manchin briefing reporters about this project.



West Virginia has a tremendous amount of untapped resources and the legislation that was introduced is an important step towards unleashing our economic potential. This should be a priority so that America can reclaim the mantle of leadership in energy production on the world stage. To read more about this, click here.


We Must Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

Earlier this week I introduced a resolution calling for a full withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, a poorly negotiated deal forced by the Obama administration.

The Trump administration should completely withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement because this flawed accord:

1.      Hurts the American economy

 The agreement forces the U.S. to immediately reduce our carbon emissions, hurting American workers and increasing energy costs, while countries like China only promise to begin reducing their emissions in 2030.

2.      Does not help the environment

 According to an MIT study, we know that if all the signers meet their commitments, it would only reduce warming by 0.2 degrees(Celsius)by the year 2100.

3.      It was never ratified by Congress

 This deal was another attempt by the Obama administration to force through its radical climate change agenda without the consent of Congress.

Rather than negotiating faulty agreements under the guise of international unity, the best way to lead on this issue is to prioritize fossil energy research and advance new technologies that will allow countries around the world to use their resources in the cleanest and most efficient manner.  Doing so will allow America to create new jobs and claim the mantle of leadership on the world stage in clean energy production.


Meeting with Constituents

We had many visitors come to the office this week. They included representatives from Toyota and Hino Trucks, the Italian Navy Attache, and Chief Martin from Parkersburg(pictured below). If you are ever in town and would like to stop by or schedule a meeting, you can do so by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you!




WVU Update: Let's Go Mountaineers!

Last night the baseball team's 4 game winning streak came to an end with a 6-2 loss at Texas. They play Texas again today at 2 pm Est.

Let’s go Mountaineers!

Have a great weekend!


David B. McKinley, P.E

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