ATA’s Moskowitz to chair Consumer Energy Alliance

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American Trucking Associations’ Vice President and Regulatory Affairs Counsel Rich Moskowitz recently was selected as first-ever chairman of the Consumer Energy Alliance, an organization focused on showcasing the needs consumers and the overall economy have for a long-term U.S. energy policy.

“I look forward to helping CEA lead the charge to enact a balanced energy policy that meets consumers’ growing energy needs,” Moskowitz says. “CEA’s mission to improve domestic energy security and promote stable energy prices for consumers dovetails with the goals of the trucking industry and other energy consumers. When fuel prices rise, so do the prices of virtually all consumer goods, which move by truck.”

ATA supports increased access to America’s huge, untapped offshore oil and natural gas resources, which are crucial to lessening the dependence on foreign oil and lowering fuel costs. “Fuel remains one of the greatest costs for the trucking industry as we work to deliver life’s essentials,” says Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “The ATA is proud to be at the forefront of efforts to encourage responsible energy policies that will ultimately lower consumer costs.”

Moskowitz represents the trucking industry before the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and the courts on a wide variety of regulatory issues, and presently specializes in energy and fuel policy issues and hazardous materials transportation.