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What is the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Building the Keystone XL will bring 830,000 barrels a day of Canadian crude oil to the Gulf Coast where it will be made into gasoline, diesel or aviation fuel to be sold in the United States.

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Why Some Communities Are Thankful for Pipelines This Year

Why Some Communities Are Thankful for Pipelines This Year

Workers and counties in Texas and Oklahoma along the route of the Gulf Coast pipeline – the southern leg of the Keystone XL system – have more to be thankful for this holiday season due to $3.6 billion in new economic activity generated by the project. A report commissioned by Consumer Energy Alliance found that…

Read CEA’s Letters of Support for KXL Approval

Read CEA’s Letters of Support for KXL Approval

In the coming weeks, Congress will vote on H.R. 5682 and S. 2280, measures to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. As part of its mission to encourage the development of American energy infrastructure and keep costs low for consumers, Consumer Energy Alliance submitted letters to leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives in support…

American voters have spoken – Build KXL Now

American voters have spoken – Build KXL Now

What is one issue that might make bipartisan progress after a GOP midterm takeover? The Keystone XL pipeline. A realignment of the Senate has tipped the scales in favor of the pipeline’s approval. A CEA analysis of previous voting records shows that the election of pro-Keystone candidates in West Virginia, Iowa, and Colorado means that there are…

If Only Keystone Were on the Ballot in November…

If Only Keystone Were on the Ballot in November…

Writing for Real Clear Energy, Consumer Energy Alliance Executive Vice President Michael Whatley argues that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a no-brainer in an election season defined by close, contentious races. If Only Keystone Were on the Ballot in November… By Michael Whatley If Keystone XL were on the ballot this Election Day the Associated Press…

Climate Advocate Cites KXL Parent as Progressive Stewards of the Environment   

Climate Advocate Cites KXL Parent as Progressive Stewards of the Environment   

A nonprofit organization dedicated to partnering with companies to better disclose their environmental impact has named TransCanada, the company proposing to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, as one of 187 companies “which demonstrate a superior approach to climate change…” The Carbon Disclosure Project based in the U.K. includes TransCanada, the builder of Keystone XL, on…

Pipeline Property Taxes Could Fill Highway Funding Gap

For nine rural counties in South Dakota, $17.8 million in new pipeline property tax revenue could be an answer to it’s highway funding problem. A study release from Pew Charitable Trust found there is not enough money to pay for upgrades or repairs to the nations highways. Argus Leader: South Dakota, which has more than 80,000 miles of…

$55 Million in Tax Revenue Stranded by Keystone XL Delays

The U.S. Department of State estimates rural counties in Nebraska, Montana and South Dakota will collect more than $55 million in property taxes during the Keystone XL Pipeline’s first year of operation. The new infusion will be the “largest tax revenue generated by the proposed project…”          County Actual Total Property Tax Revenue…

Harper: KXL Approval is “Inevitable”

Harper: KXL Approval is “Inevitable”

In a meeting in New York earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Harper assured attendees that U.S. approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline is unavoidable. Harper said that despite delays in the approval of the project, the need for the KXL hasn’t gone away. From Reuters: “I’m not going to speculate on timelines other than…

Railing Against Keystone XL is Running Over Midwestern Farmers

Railing Against Keystone XL is Running Over Midwestern Farmers

Willie Nelson and Neil Young, boosters of America’s farmer, will take the stage on Saturday in Nebraska to oppose a pipeline that would help solve a major problem for farmers.  A rail-jam caused by a spike in oil by rail shipments is delaying midwestern farmers from moving their harvest to market. If built, the Keystone XL Pipeline would help free…

Railing against Keystone XL, Willie and Neil are Hurting Farmers

Railing against Keystone XL, Willie and Neil are Hurting Farmers

Two celebrity singers known for supporting America’s farmers will perform at a pipeline protest in Nebraska on Saturday despite the outcome of their advocacy damaging the livelihood of farmers throughout the Midwest. “The real world impacts of failing to build Keystone XL are causing damaging ripple effects,” said Michael Whatley of Consumer Energy Alliance. “Farmers…