NPGA has established a legal action fund to proactively combat recent government restrictions on gas equipment. Ongoing legal battles that have put a strain on the propane industry led the NPGA Executive Committee to devote significant, long-term resources to advocating for the industry's interests.
The new legal action fund will provide financial resources to use the court system to challenge regulations and policies at the federal, state, and local level. Recognizing the magnitude of the challenges the industry faces, NPGA is committing $1 million to launch these efforts now. NPGA plans on expanding the pool to $2.5 million in the coming years.
A five-member legal action committee — chaired by Tom Manson of Eastern Propane & Oil — will provide oversight to the fund. The committee will review formal requests for financial assistance for litigation or other legal action. NPGA General Counsel Ben Nussdorf will serve as staff advisor to the legal action committee.