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The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) is closer and more accessible than ever. Through interviews, references, citations, and more, the media look to Aii for reliable non-partisan research on critical issues facing our nation. We also reach our audience through contributorships and OpEds in the outlets you care about.

Through Media Mentions, Aii is trusted by over 75 outlets and counting. We also hit the pages of more than 20 publications to date with opinion, analysis, and expertise. Take a look at some of the publications featuring our work.

Thanks to diligent journalists and dedicated media seeking out qualified, nonpartisan voices, Aii is routinely contacted as a source for background information, analysis, and more. To reach any of our experts, schedule an interview, receive comments on our research, or any reprint requests, please reach out to Aii Media Coordinator, Andrew Jefferis at comms@aii.org. Use the resources below to learn more about Aii and our latest activity.

 


 

      

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Media Mentions

The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) is frequently quoted and cited by leading publications ranging from journalism to academic scholarship. Aii is making an impact by studying, analyzing, and educating on critical public policy issues.

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2020


Washington Times: China poised to cash in on coronavirus aid designated for U.S. railroads, safety advocates warn (5.25.2020)

Diagram: The ethical puzzle behind autonomous vehicles (3.20.2020)

RealClearPolitics: The Fuel Tax Must Be Retired (3.3.2020)

Transportation Fairness Alliance: The Revenue Failure of the Highway Trust Fund (2.28.2020)

RealClearEnergy: The Revenue Failure of the Highway Trust Fund (2.25.2020)

SmartBrief: Opinion: EVs require innovation in highway taxes, fees (2.13.2020)

Transportation Fairness Alliance: The Hill: As transportation evolves (2.12.2020)

Pipeline Technology Journal: Brigham McCown Named New President Of Alyeska Pipeline (1.24.2020)

 

 

2019


POLITICO Pro: PR war ramps up on Chinese buses and railcars (10.4.2019)

The Tribune Democrat: Power booster: $700M plant ‘has really helped the economy here’ (7.30.2019)

C-Span: Brigham McCown on Oil Pipeline Safety and Energy Infrastructure (4.26.2019)

InsideSources: Are the Odds of an Infrastructure Bill Better After the SOTU? (2.7.2019)

The Fiscal Times: Why Trump’s Infrastructure Push May Already Be Doomed (2.5.2019)

Marketplace: Will Trump’s State of the Union address reset the debate on infrastructure? (2.5.2019)

American Infrastructure Renewal: What others have to say about infrastructure renewal (2.2.2019)

TEXTBOOK: Exploration and Production of Oceanic Natural Gas Hydrate: Critical Factors for Commercialization (2nd ed. 2019 Edition)

RealClearPolicy: Repeal the Law That is Sinking US Maritime Industry (1.10.2019)

 

2018


Midland Reporter-Telegram: Permian Basin could see more infrastructure funds (12.10.2018)

Houston Chronicle: Permian Basin could see more infrastructure funds (12.10.2018)

Cato Institute: Why the Jones Act’s U.S. Citizenship Quota Should Be Repealed (12.3.2018)

Thesis (Radboud University): The European Union on the crossroads: the dilemma between national policy goals and… (10.30.2018)

Champion Briefs: Public Forum Brief, Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservation (10.1.2018)

WITF: Sunoco’s incidents, fines and shutdowns fuel residents’ safety concerns (9.26.2018)

90.5 WESA: Mariner East 2: Sunoco’s Incidents, Fines And Shutdowns Fuel Residents’ Safety Concerns (9.26.2018)

Daily Caller: Did Massachusetts’ Decrepit Pipelines Contribute To Gas Explosion? (9.18.2018)

90.9 WBUR: Officials, Politicians, Law Enforcement And Environmental Experts React To Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions (9.14.2018)

Daily Local News: Pipeline risk assessment discussed (8.29.2018)

AFPM: Podcast: Brigham McCown, Founder and Chairman of the Alliance For Innovation and Infrastructure (7.26.2018)

AFPM: Flash Point with Ryan Mills: Brigham McCown (7.23.2018)

NARUC Policy Summit: Joint Meeting with the Innovation Task Force (7.17.2018)

Bloomberg BNA: Looming Cybersecurity Battle: Who Protects U.S. Pipelines? (6.22.2018)

Eyes on the Road Podcast: Guest: Warren Hoemann, Industry Expert (6.19.2018)

George Mason University Energy Symposium: Key Role for U.S. in Bolstering EU Energy Infrastructure (4.26.2018)

Richmond Journal of Law & Technology: Charging Forward with NERC: An International Approach to Solving North America’s Grid Problem (3.2018)

The Maritime Executive: The Automation of Arctic oil (2.17.2018)

Cryopolitics: The automation of Arctic oil: good for companies, hard for communities (2.14.2018)

FOX Business: How will private companies benefit from infrastructure investments? (2.13.2018)

Crain: Trump infrastructure package leaves Gateway tunnel project dead in the water, experts say (2.12.2018)

 

2017


The HillMissing train safety deadlines gambles with riders’ lives (12.20.2017)

DailyEnergyInsider: American needs smart grid investment pronto, stakeholders say at NARUC event (11.16.2017)

CNN Money: The Jones Act has been hurting Puerto Rico for decades (9.28.2017)

Morning Call: Brigham McCown: Federal agency should provide greater oversight of gas pipeline safety (8.24.2017)

InsideSources: PHMSA Should Play a More Active Role in Protecting Natural Gas Pipelines (8.23.2017)

Infrastructure USA: Guest on The Infra Blog: Brigham McCown, Chairman and Founder, Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) (8.10.2017)

IRBY Construction: Smart Investments Essential to Upgrading the Grid (8.2.2017)

Forbes: Baseload Power Will Keep The Lights On (7.27.2017)

Bloomberg: Washington Outsiders Learn Hard Way That Swamp Is Alive And Well (7.21.2017)

DailyEnergyInsider: Utilities, regulators should jointly improve nation’s electric grid, Aii says (7.17.2017)

Electric Energy Online: Aii Calls for Innovation in Electric Grid Infrastructure (7.13.2017)

Daily Caller: We need to look beyond coal, upgrade our electric grid (7.12.2017)

BNN Bloomberg: Rewiring The Grid For Green Energy Is ‘Not Gonna Be Cheap,’ Study Finds (7.12.2017)

Gedeon GRC Consulting: Rewiring The Grid For Green Energy Is ‘Not Gonna Be Cheap,’ Study Finds (7.11.2017))

YPP USA: 2017 YPP USA Symposium: Speakers (6.7.2017)

Denver Post: Firestone explosion an unfortunate reminder excavation laws need updating (5.25.2017)

Forbes: Is The Arctic Ocean Awash With Economic Hope Or Ecological Risks? (5.1.2017)

Drone Radio Show: Drone and our national infrastructure (4.25.2017)

RealClearEnergy: Arctic drilling ban is antithesis of respecting market forces (3.28.2017)

Hellenic Shipping News: Is global shipping threatened by protectionism? (3.12.2017)

Forbes: To Spark Growth, Focus On The Next Generation Of Broadband (3.1.2017)

Midstream Business: NAPE: Industry losing battle for public’s hearts, minds (2.21.2017)

E&P Magazine: NAPE: Industry losing battle for public’s hearts, minds (2.21.2017)

The Arctic Sounder: National infrastructure group takes interest in Arctic projects (2.17.2017)

The Hill: Next generation of U.S. Arctic infrastructure investment awaiting action from President Trump (2.17.2017)

Penn Energy: Study examines ban on development offshore the Arctic (2.13.2017)

The Maritime Executive: Four projects critical to the U.S. Arctic (2.13.2017)

Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine: Study examines ban on development offshore the Arctic (2.13.2017)

POLITICO Pro: Report: Drilling could fuel Arctic Infrastructure Boom (2.13.2017)

E&E News: Infrastructure group urges Trump to reverse drilling ban (2.13.2017)

Construction Outlook: February 2017 Insights, The Administration (2.2017)

The Maritime Executive: Chao Confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Transportation (1.31.2017)

The Detroit News: Michigan could benefit in Trump infrastructure order (1.25.2017)

Dallas Morning News: Conflicting reports: Do Trump’s infrastructure priorities include two Texas projects? (1.25.2017)

Crain: M-1 Rail, Gordie Howe Bridge on reported list of Trump administration priorities (1.24.2017)

KMOX-St. Louis: Lambert renovations on alleged Trump infrastructure list, that’s news to Lambert (1.24.2017)

NY Daily News: President Trump, Senate Dems unveil infrastructure plans that include billions for Second Ave. subway and other N.Y. projects (1.24.2017)

DeSmog: Battle Against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Threatens to Become the Standing Rock of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin (1.17.2017)

 

2016


Journal of International Relations: Linking Foreign Policy and Energy Security: An Asset or a Liability for Turkey? (2016)

Infrastructure Solutions Group: Questions and Doubts About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan (12.21.2016)

Associated Press: Trump’s commitment to infrastructure vow is being questioned (12.20.2016)

CBS News: Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan showing signs of decay (12.20.2016)

Associated Press: Will Trump live up to his infrastructure promises? (12.20.2016)

NOLA: Is Donald Trump backing away from his infrastructure promises? (12.20.2016)

POLITICO: Bridge to Nowhere? (12.20.2016)

Ironton Tribune: Ironton native named to aid Trump on Transportation landing team (12.8.2016)

The Herald-Dispatch: Ironton native named to Trump transition team (12.7.2016)

POLITICO: President-Elect Trump names Aii Chairman Brigham McCown USDOT landing team (12.6.2016)

FOX NEWS: (Video) How Trump Plans to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure (12.1.2016)

Roll Call: Are You on the List? HOH’s List of Holiday Parties (11.28.2016)

Ironton Tribune: Veterans recognized at OUS lecture series (11.11.2016)

Reuters: Colonial gas pipeline may reopen Saturday after Alabama explosion (11.2.2016)

NPR: Colonial Pipeline will remain shut this week after explosion (11.2.2016)

Quad-City Times: Guest View: Nuke are good for Illinois (10.24.2016)

WKXW: New Jersey: Are New Jersey transit engineers properly trained? We tried asking … (10.6.2016)

CBS News: Officials: Data recorder recovered from Hoboken train not functioning (10.2.2016)

CBS News: Hoboken train crash investigation slowed by damage at New Jersey station (10.1.2016)

AL: Latest Alabama pipeline leak marks Colonial’s fifth in the state this year (9.27.2016)

The Birmingham News: EPA says it is ‘not known’ how long Alabama pipeline leaked gas prior to discovery of break (9.24.2016)

The Hill: Tribes open new front in fight over pipelines (9.18.2016)

The Hill: The evolving electricity sector and the case for reform (9.14.2016)

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Agencies Order Dakota Access Pipeline Work Halted After Judge Rules It Can Proceed (9.9.2016)

The Buffalo News: Let’s consider all options when replacing water pipes (8.24.2016)

The Daily Caller: Driverless vehicles are here, but policymakers are late to respond (8.26.2016)

FamousDC: Kevin Gluba is the new executive director of the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (7.29.2016)

Quad City Times: Davenport Native Kevin Gluba, Hired as Aii Executive Director (7.23.2016)

POLITICO: Aii hires former Department of Commerce official as executive director (7.22.2016)

Forbes: Keeping Up With The Jones Act: Inconsistent Trade Policy Hinders Economic Growth (1.19.2016)

 

2015


E&E News: Md. oil train disclosure case nudges rail industry toward transparency (9.08.2015)

The Hill: Sensible rail safety improvements are right around the bend (8.10.2015)

OurEnergyPolicy: Back on Track: Bringing Rail Safety to the 21st Century (8.10.2015)

InsideSources: Report Urges Technology Upgrades to Boost Rail Safety (8.9.2015)

Houston Chronicle: To boost the safety of  oil by rail, focus on the tracks, paper argues (8.06.2015)

ABC News: Aii Chairman, Brigham McCown talks rail safety (7.10.15)

Infrastructure Week: RebuildRenew – Infrastructure Week (5.11.2015)

LA Times: North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion (5.6.2015)

Equipment World: Bipartisan highway bill would tie federal gas tax to inflation, create transportation commission (4.20.2015)

National Journal: feature with Executive Director, Shane Skelton (4.18.2015)

Roll Call: Exit Interview: Shane Skelton, Executive Director, Aii (3.31.2015)

POLITICO: Hill Staffer joins non-profit as Executive Director (3.23.2015)

Telegraph Herald: Derailment trend on track toward disaster? (3.15.2015) 

The New York Times: A Third Blast on Oil Trains Stirs Scrutiny (3.6.2015)

Bloomberg: Oil-Train Fireball Seen Adding Pressure for U.S. Safety Rule (2.17.2015)

Fuel Fix: West Virginia train derailment puts focus on rail safety (2.17.2015)

The Los Angeles Times: Fiery West Virginia oil train derailment raises more safety questions (2.4.2015)

NPR: Feds look toward regulating local gas gathering lines (1.5.2015)

Pittsburgh Tribune: Former pipeline safety chief: Better rules needed on gas gathering lines (1.3.2015)

 

2014


WNEM: FERC holds public comment meeting regarding proposed pipeline (12.10.14)

InsideSources: Cutting through the Noise: New Organization Aims to Find Sensible Policy Solutions (10.24.2014)

PR Newswire: New Educational Non-Profit to Tackle Nation’s Infrastructure Woes (10.21.14)


 


Articles and OpEds

The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) is welcomed and invited to contribute to many of the nation’s journalistic, media, and opinion platforms. We bring our analysis to every corner of the America by voicing our findings and solutions in local papers, trade publications, and magazines.

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2020


Rail Security Alliance: Moving Targets (short documentary) (6.30.2020)

Construction Executive: When COVID-19 Abates, Excavation Damages Are Likely to Rise (4.22.2020)

Morning Consult: Amid Public Health Response, Pipeline Safety Cannot Be Overlooked (4.6.2020)

RealClearEnergy: The Fuel Tax is Defunct, and Innovation is the Culprit (3.2.2020)

The Hill: As transportation evolves, we all need to pay our fair share (2.12.2020)

 

 

2019


InsideSources: Congress Must Thwart China’s Incremental Invasion (10.28.2019)

FEE: How This GPS App Uses Incentives To Overcome The Bystander Effect (10.3.2019)

Forbes: No More Status Quo As Pipeline Safety Takes A Big Step Forward (10.1.2019)

Daily Times: Let’s address the facts when it comes to pipelines, energy (9.7.2019)

InsideSources: Railroads Must Continue to Innovate (7.31.2019)

Forbes: Can Congress Bolster Energy Cyber Protections? (5.22.2019)

Penn Live: Mariner East II provides a chance to define regulatory roles (5.11.2019)

Construction Executive: The State of Damage Prevention in 2019 (4.27.2019)

Duluth News Tribune: National View: Pipeline protesters risk environment, communities (3.13.2019)

FEE: The Trolley Problem and Self-Driving Cars (3.9.2019)

Holding All Things Together: Benefits of Pipelines and Natural Gas (3.2.2019)

The Hill: Sensible economic rail regulation (2.28.2019)

Forbes: Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress And Safety (1.17.2019)

 

 

2018


Forbes: China On The March: Cybersecurity And Hidden Risks (12.17.2018)

Construction Executive: The Hidden Price of Outdated Damage Prevention Laws: Part II (11.27.2018)

Forbes: The Never-Ending Saga Of The Keystone Pipeline (11.10.2018)

Construction Executive: The Hidden Price of Outdated Damage Prevention Laws: Part I (11.9.2018)

Forbes: Pipelines Strike Back: Are Cybersecurity Concerns Full Of Hot Air? (11.1.2018)

Forbes: Wildfires And Energy, Will California Get It Right? (8.31.2018)

Flash Point with Ryan Mills: U.S. energy infrastructure, pipelines (7.23.2018)

Forbes: Senate To Probe Growing Cybersecurity Threats, Is Energy Infrastructure Safe? (7.11.2018)

Forbes: Is Reliable Energy Storage On The Horizon? (6.19.2018)

Forbes: What Ever Happened To The Dakota Access Pipeline? (6.4.2018)

Forbes: Could Clean Coal Actually Become A Reality? (5.31.2018)

Forbes: Dutch Energy Decisions May Impact Foreign Investment (4.18.2018)

Forbes: Are New Pipeline Infrastructure Projects Doomed? (4.4.2018)

Forbes: Trump’s Solar Panel Tariff Decision Leaves Almost Everyone Unhappy (1.24.2018)

 

 

2017


The Hill: Missing train safety deadlines gambles with riders’ lives (12.20.2017)

Forbes: Nebraska State Regulators Approve Keystone XL Pipeline, Or Do They? (11.21.2017)

Forbes: Why Messing With The U.S. Solar Industry Is Bad For The Economy (11.6.2017)

Forbes: A Lesson From Hurricanes Harvey And Irma: Prioritize U.S. Infrastructure (10.30.2017)

Forbes: The Lights Are Back On In Florida (9.16.2017)

Forbes: Unsung Heroes Of Harvey (9.1.2017)

InsideSources: PHMSA Should Play a More Active Role in Protecting Natural Gas Pipelines (8.23.2017)

Forbes: Baseload Power Will Keep The Lights On (7.27.2017)

Forbes: Government Says Cheap Gasoline Prices Here To Stay (7.17.2017)

The Hill: Energize America: Invest in a smarter electricity infrastructure (7.11.2017)

The Denver Post: Firestone explosion an unfortunate reminder excavation laws need updating (6.25.2017)

Drone Radio Show: Drones & Our Infrastructure (4.22.2017)

The Hill: Next generation of U.S. Arctic infrastructure investment awaiting action from President Trump (2.17.2017)

Public Policy Digest: Tackling the Infrastructure Deficit: Using Private Dollars for Public Projects (2.2016)

Forbes: Trump Declares “Build It Now” In Newly Issued Infrastructure Actions (1.24.2017)

TechCrunch: Most pressing infrastructure needs do not require federal money or approval (1.18.2017)

 

 

2016


Forbes: OPEC Agrees To Crude Oil Production Cuts But Will It Matter? (11.30.2016)

Forbes: The 2016 First Presidential Debate, Who Won? (9.26.2016)

Plain Talk with Rob Port: Former Top Pipeline Regulator Talks Dakota Access (9.14.2016)

The Hill: The evolving electricity sector and the case for reform (9.14.2016)

Forbes: Foreign Energy Giant Snaps Up Houston Based Energy Company For $28 Billion (9.6.2016)

Forbes: Arctic Development Can Help Ensure National And Energy Security (7.26.2016)

MarineLink: Fix the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Now … or in 2027 (7.21.2016)

Forbes: Protecting Alaska’s Economic And Energy Future (6.15.2016)

The Hill: The only $10 billion the Government refuses to spend (5.17.2016)

The Hill: The European energy union: A win for both continents (4.5.2016)

European Energy Journal: Chairman Publishes Report in European Energy Journal (3.29.16)

FuelFix: U.S. Finally Flexing Energy Muscle on Global Stage (1.12.2016)

 

 

2015


FuelFix: Can the U.S. Help Integrate European Energy Markets? (12.9.2015)

ICER Chronicle: The Role Of Improved Communication & Technology in Enhancing Damage Prevention Practices: Why Use 20th Century Technology to Combat 21st Century Safety Challenges? (Edition 4, November 2015)

FuelFix: American crude oil exports are a game changer (11.16.2015)

FuelFix: DOE Report Reveals Cracks in U.S. Energy Infrastructure (11.3.2015)

FuelFix: New technologies push clean energy boundaries (9.28.2015)

The Hill: Sensible rail safety improvements are right around the bend (08.10.2015)

FuelFix: Texas Flooding Reveals Deficient Infrastructure (7.15.2015)

ABC: ABC World News Tonight, Aii Chairman, Brigham McCown talks rail safety (07.10.15)

FuelFix: Appeals court tosses suits challenging Obama climate change plan (6.9.2015)

FuelFix: Rebuilding the Nation’s Aging Energy Network (5.4.2015)

National Journal: Magazine feature with Executive Director, Shane Skelton (04.18.2015)

FuelFix: REST Act Aims to Streamline Transportation  (04.15.2015)

FuelFix: A Bright Future for Renewable Energy (3.26.2015)

C-SPAN: Oil Transportation Safety and Pipelines (2.20.2015)

McCown: West Virginia Train Derailment Raises Safety Concerns Over Crude By Rail (2.19.2015)

FuelFix: Should we allow further drilling on public land? (1.23.2015)

The Hill: Congress can help make freight transportation safer and more efficient (1.12.2015)

 

 

2014


FuelFix: Can Renewables Power the Future? (12.5.2014)

FuelFix: Is Your Energy Bill Too High? (10.28.2014)

The Hill: Under our streets (10.21.14)

PR Newswire: New Educational Non-Profit to Tackle Nation’s Infrastructure Woes (10.21.14)

FuelFix: Streamlining Transparency for the Energy Network (10.13.2014)

FuelFix: Pipeline Modernization Needed to Embrace Energy Potential (10.6.2014)