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

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

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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 for the climate,” McCarthy said when asked if the controversial oil-sands pipeline would be a climate disaster at an event hosted by Politico’s Mike Allen.

McCarthy went on to say, “Nor do I think there’s any one solution to the climate-change challenge that we have. Everything has to be looked at, I think, in a way that continues to advance our interests in moving toward a … low-carbon future.”

Stopping the KXL won’t mean “game over” for the planet. However, it will mean that American workers won’t benefit from 42,000 jobs supported by the project and the estimated $20 billion it’s expected to contribute to the U.S. economy.

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 delaysContinue Reading

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 beenContinue Reading

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 XLContinue Reading

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 orContinue Reading

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 forContinue Reading

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 overContinue Reading

Senator John Tester says #buildKXLnow

Senator John Tester says #buildKXLnow

McCaskill: KXL = Jobs and energy security

McCaskill: KXL = Jobs and energy security

Senator Joe Donnelly Will Keep Pushing for KXL Approval

Senator Joe Donnelly Will Keep Pushing for KXL Approval

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