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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 allowed L.B. 1161 to stand, it’s time to move forward with the project. After years of environmental review by the U.S. State Department and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, we know that the current route is safe and environmentally sound. The Obama Administration should work quickly to approve what will clearly be the safest pipeline in history and help bring jobs and economic opportunity to both the Cornhusker State and the nation.”

CEA polling conducted earlier this year demonstrated majority support for Keystone XL amongst nearly all demographic groups in nine states that were surveyed. Overwhelming public support for the project is buttressed by the strong merits and facts of the project and the extensive federal and state level reviews it has undergone.

Re-Gifting False Carbon Claims on Keystone XL

Re-Gifting False Carbon Claims on Keystone XL

This week pipeline critics are championing “new” evidence that Keystone XL will lead to carbon Armageddon. Notwithstanding abundant evidence to the contrary, a handful of anti-Keystone XL organizations presented President Obama with a memo that purports to shed new light on the carbon saga. Unfortunately, the report argues the same unsupported claims – just with a littleContinue Reading

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 thatContinue Reading

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 supportContinue Reading

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 areContinue Reading

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, onContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading

$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 RevenueContinue Reading

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 freeContinue Reading

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. “FarmersContinue Reading

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