The Ports-to-Plains Alliance: An Overview

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Ports-to-Plains Alliance
Colorado Regional Meeting
July 12, 2012
May Farms, Byers, CO
The Ports-to-Plains Alliance: An Overview
Duffy Hinkle, Vice President of Membership & Marketing, Ports-to-Plains Alliance
The Alliance membership, mission, advocacy efforts focusing on rural transportation and economic development will be highlighted.

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The Ports-to-Plains Alliance: An Overview

  1. 1. Duffy Hinkle Vice President of Membership & MarketingCOLORADO REGIONAL MEETING
  2. 2. Economic development has historically followed transportation…Rivers…Seaports…Railroads… And today the Highways
  3. 3. THE BEGINNING YEARS… •1998 – General Federal Happy Designation in TEA-21Tulia Plainview Hale Center •2001 – Appropriations BillNew DealAbernathy authorized the route through Texas •Oct. 30, 2002 – Remainder of the Corridor (OK, NM, CO) was approved in an independent bill signed by the President •2005 – Colorado portion of Heartland Expressway designated in SAFETEA-LU
  4. 4. Mark Barr – Big Spring, TX Brad Bekkedahl – Williston, NDChairman Justin Bennett – Des Moines, NM Steve Burgess – Limon, CO John Bertsch – Plainview, TX Board Members English Ramsey Cantu – Eagle Pass, TX Sid Cauthorn – Del Rio, TX Gil Cisneros – Denver, CO Chris Cornell – San Angelo, TX Mark Barr – Big Spring, TX Buzz David – Amarillo, TX Travis Hiner – Scottsbluff, NE John Friess – Sonora, TX Beverly Haggard – Lamar, CO Todd McKee – Lubbock, TX Dwain Morrison – San Angelo, TX Dave Nix – Lamesa, TX Milton Pax – Dumas, TX Gaynelle Riffe – Stratford, TXBoard Staff Penny Peryatel – Raton, NMMembers Len Mitzel – Alberta, Canada
  5. 5. SAFETY Watch out!!!• Rural fatality rates 2.5 times higher than urban roadways• Completion of PTP projected to reduce accidents by the following rates: – Texas – 47% – Oklahoma – 44% – New Mexico – 33% – Colorado – 28%
  6. 6. THE ALLIANCE HAS 6 OF THE TOP 10 AG PRODUCING STATES IN THE NATION
  7. 7. WHO BUYS U.S. FARM PRODUCTS? All figures are in U.S. Dollars Source: U.S. Dept of Commerce, Census Bureau, August 2009
  8. 8. PORTS-TO-PLAINS HAS 9OF THE TOP 10 STATESFOR WIND ENERGYPOTENTIAL U.S. Annual Average Wind Power
  9. 9. OIL AND GAS CORRIDOR 8 of the top 10 oil producing states 5 of the top 6 natural gas producing states
  10. 10. PORTS-TO-PLAINS STATES• 16,000 employees• Approximately $2.8 billion in royalties and taxes paid to Provincial, State and Local governments• 82 million barrels of oil produced annually• Almost 1.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas production annually• 4 refineries• 7800 miles of pipeline
  11. 11. PROVINCE OF ALBERTAJOINS ALLIANCE IN MAY 2009
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  14. 14. and Similar economies… OIL & AGRICULTUREMeans opportunities for more growth
  15. 15. “ALBERTA’S OIL SANDS – CANADA’S GREATEST BURIED ENERGY TREASURE” – TIME MAGAZINE Worlds Oil Reserves
  16. 16. WHO DO YOU TRUST?Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadand Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
  17. 17. WHO DO YOU TRUST?Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Alberta Premier Alison Redford
  18. 18. • Development of eastern corridor to improve freight flow, especially to Ft McMurray, rural economic development• Less congested alternative to other highways and border crossings• Expand Port of Wild Horse
  19. 19. MEXICO PARTNERS
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  21. 21. COAHUILA, MEXICO• Torreon – “New Blue Jeans Capital of the World”• Monclova – 3 wind tower / turbine plants• Acuña – Upgrading customs facility• Piedras Negras – new brewery, major rail crossing
  22. 22. FederalAdvocacy
  23. 23. FEDERAL ADVOCACY EFFORTS TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION BILL • 110 Ports-to-Plains Members signed letter of support • Many of Ports-to-Plains Alliance recommendations were included in Map21 signed by the President on July 6, 2012 Cross Border Issues • Wild Horse Crossing • Trade Issues Forums for education • Energy & Agriculture Issues
  24. 24. Keystone XL Pipeline
  25. 25. WHAT CAN YOU DO?• OUR POWER AND SUCCESS COMES FROM AN ENGAGED, ACTIVE GRASSROOTS MEMBERSHIP• LET ELECTED OFFICIALS KNOW PORTS-TO-PLAINS IS IMPORTANT TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND YOUR BUSINESS• ATTEND PORTS-TO-PLAINS
  26. 26. PARTNERS WORKING TOGETHERTO SECURE THE BENEFITS OF COMMERCE TO NORTH AMERICAS ENERGY & AGRICULTURAL HEARTLAND

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