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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.

Warner: All of the Above Approach

Warner: All of the Above Approach

Senator John Tester says #buildKXLnow

Senator John Tester says #buildKXLnow

Enough to Heat 5.5 Million Homes

Enough to Heat 5.5 Million Homes

If crude oil delivered by the Keystone XL Pipeline is converted to diesel fuel or fuel oil at 10 gallons per barrel would yield 8.3 million gallons; enough to power 262,000 combination tractor-trailers per year at 5.9 miles per gallon. Using it to heat homes, this fuel would be enough, at an average of 550 gallons per household, to…

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South Dakota Considers Keystone Benefits

South Dakota Considers Keystone Benefits

South Dakota could see big economic gains with the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: once construction begins, the project could contribute 3000-4000 jobs, well over $100 million in earnings, and $20 million in property taxes to the state economy. Although the KXL has already received approval from the state’s Public Utilities Commission, federal delays…

EPA’s McCarthy: Keystone XL Not a “Disaster” for the Climate

EPA’s McCarthy: Keystone XL Not a “Disaster” for the Climate

Opponents to the Keystone XL have cited its potential climate impact as a reason to keep the project from moving forward. However, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is skeptical that a single infrastructure project could mean devastation for the world’s climate. From the National Journal: “No, I don’t think that any one issue is a disaster…

CEA Reacts to Senate Vote on Keystone XL

CEA Reacts to Senate Vote on Keystone XL

Washington, DC – Michael Whatley, executive vice president of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), a supporter of building the Keystone XL Pipeline, released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate failed to garner enough votes to override President Obama’s veto on S. 1, legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline: “Consumer Energy Alliance has been…

Washington Post Gives President’s Statements on KXL Four Pinocchios

Washington Post Gives President’s Statements on KXL Four Pinocchios

President Obama’s recent statements about the Keystone XL pipeline have earned him a label many politicians (and their staff) dread: Washington Post’s “four Pinocchios.” The Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog recently gave the president’s remarks during a radio interview “four Pinocchios,” the most egregious classification possible for statements by political figures and government officials, for his misinformed claims that the Keystone XL…

Buffett: I’d Vote ‘Yes’ on Keystone XL

Buffett: I’d Vote ‘Yes’ on Keystone XL

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet said yesterday that he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline if the decision was up to him. Speaking with CNBC, Buffett said he thinks the failure to permit and build the pipeline is doing damage to our relationship with Canada, the nation’s largest trading partner. “That is a valuable resource of…

Harvard Students Support the KXL

Harvard Students Support the KXL

The editorial board at The Harvard Crimson recently published an overview of the facts about the Keystone XL pipeline that make it a commonsense step toward making America more energy independent. Here are the reasons that the Crimson staff believe that the KXL “should not be a political issue.” Canadian oil sands will continue to be developed whether or…

Keystone XL Veto a Disappointment for American Energy Consumers

Keystone XL Veto a Disappointment for American Energy Consumers

Washington, DC – Today, President Obama will follow through on a promise to veto legislation to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, claiming that Congress is trying to usurp his executive authority and disrupt a review process that he believes is working. Upon news of the eminent veto, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), an advocate for…

State of the Union: President Wants to Rev Up the Economy, but Still Stalls on KXL

State of the Union: President Wants to Rev Up the Economy, but Still Stalls on KXL

Tonight, President Obama will deliver his penultimate State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. The president will reportedly spend time addressing the nation’s tax policy, including proposals that would create breaks for the middle and working class families and bolster America’s flagging infrastructure. Despite this focus on speeding up America’s economic recovery,…

Obama Can’t Gamble With the KXL

Obama Can’t Gamble With the KXL

If President Obama attempts to use the Keystone XL pipeline as a bargaining chip, it would be just another example of the Administration’s inability to acknowledge the facts about the KXL. Economically and environmentally, the project is a no-brainer. In its Final Environmental Impact Statement on the project, President Obama’s own State Department found that the project would create 42,100 jobs including over…

With Court’s Ruling, It’s Time to Move Forward and Build Keystone XL Now

With Court’s Ruling, It’s Time to Move Forward and Build Keystone XL Now

Washington D.C.- Consumer Energy Alliance Exec. VP Michael Whatley praised the Nebraska Supreme Court for its move today to vacate a lower court’s decision on the constitutionality of L.B. 1161, allowing the law and Keystone XL’s route through the state to stand. “Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court has vacated the lower court’s ruling and…

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