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What is the Keystone XL Pipeline?

The United States imports too much oil from overseas.  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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Playlist Released for Willie Nelson & Neil Young Keystone XL Concert

Playlist Released for Willie Nelson & Neil Young Keystone XL Concert

Musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young are scheduled to perform at a concert on a farm near Neligh, Nebraska on September 27th as part of an effort to raise awareness for the Keystone XL Pipeline. In anticipation of the two Rock N’ Rollers taking the stage, Consumer Energy Alliance is releasing a new playlist of songs…

South Dakota Puts Its Hands Together for Keystone XL

South Dakota Puts Its Hands Together for Keystone XL

Attendees at South Dakota’s annual farm show, Dakotafest, let U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem know they approved of her support for building the Keystone XL pipeline. The Argus Leader newspaper reports the crowd’s reaction was “the loudest applause of the day….” Argus Leader: MITCHELL – If there’s a place where being a supporter of the Keystone XL…

Nature Climate Change Study is Bad Role Model, Prof. says

Academics and policy experts continue to question the potential environmental affect of building the Keystone XL Pipeline. The U.S. State Department, which has twice evaluated Keystone XL, finds construction would have minimal impact because the development of Canada’s oil sands will move forward with or without Keystone XL.  A analysis which was originally released in 2013 and…

Pipeline Critics or Fact Deniers?

Citing a republished study posted at Nature Climate Change, critics of the Keystone XL Pipeline continue to contend Armageddon will be upon us if President Obama moves ahead with permitting a much needed infrastructure project. Facts are facts, and here are four important facts about what will happen when the Keystone XL Pipeline is built: Demand….

Obama Urged to Link Up Keystone XL

Obama Urged to Link Up Keystone XL

Washington Examiner editor Mark Tapscott has a question for the President of the United States: …what’s Obama waiting for on the northern link? Keystone XL’s southern leg pumped billions into Texas and Oklahoma, so what’s Obama waiting for on the northern link? BY MARK TAPSCOTT | JULY 11, 2014 | 8:44 AM President Obama has…

$4 Gasoline on the 4th of July

$4 Gasoline on the 4th of July

$4 a gallon gasoline is being spotted at the pump this Fourth of July. Here are four things Consumer Energy Alliance recommends the U.S. do right now to make sure a gallon of gasoline is affordable by this time next year. Approve key infrastructure projects including the Keystone XL Pipeline Open the Gulf of Mexico…

Pew Research Poll Finds Liberals Split on Keystone XL

A new poll from Pew Research finds wide support for KXL from the American public. Young and old; Republican and Democrat; Conservative and…well, only folks who call themselves “Solid Liberals” oppose construction.  Considering the spread of support is just 27 points (the smallest range of any demographic group polled), with 30% of “Solid Liberals” wanting…

Gulf Coast Pipeline: “big economic benefits to communities…”

Consumer Energy Alliance sponsored study finds the Gulf Coast Pipeline left Oklahoma and Texas with over $5.7 billion in economic activity. “We still have a very anemic and weak economy, and we have folks that are fighting like hell not to have a project like this,” said Michael Whatley, executive vice president of CEA.” –…

Texas and Oklahoma Counties are Winners in Pipeline Construction

Texas and Oklahoma Counties are Winners in Pipeline Construction

While lawmakers stall on the decision to approve the final stages of the Keystone XL pipeline, a study commissioned by Consumer Energy Alliance and prepared by the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University finds that counties in Oklahoma and Texas through which the Gulf Coast portion of the KXL was constructed benefitted immensely from…

7 Things You Should Know about Pipelines & the Economy

TransCanada’s $2.3 billion infrastructure investment over 17 months turned into $5.7 billion in economic activity for Texas and Oklahoma (Texas: $3.6 billion, Oklahoma: $2.1 billion). The economic activity from Gulf Coast construction supported $1.04 million in labor income in Oklahoma and $1.7 million in Texas. 50 contractors located in 19 states were utilized to provide…