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Two Schools of Thought

Two Schools of Thought

September 19, 2014 is the six-year anniversary of TransCanada’s application to the U.S. Department of State for the cross border permit needed to build the Keystone XL pipeline. After six years of delays – six years, communities are not any closer to achieving the enormous economic benefits that the construction of the pipeline brings. This is not theContinue Reading

Keystone XL Onramp Would Help Farmers Catch their Train

Keystone XL Onramp Would Help Farmers Catch their Train

Competition for freight trains from Bakken oil shipments continue to frustrate Midwestern farmers who need to ship their crop from the farm to the marketplace.  The rail-jam could have been avoided all together if the Keystone XL Pipeline, with its Bakken oil onramp, moved ahead on time. Now farmers are paying the price. Freight rail isContinue Reading

Public Utility Commission Filing a Reminder Keystone XL Creates Jobs and Opportunity for South Dakota

Washington, DC – Consumer Energy Alliance Exec. VP Michael Whatley noted TransCanada filing with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission for certification of the Keystone XL route is a reminder that delays are keeping workers off the jobsite and blocking boosts to rural economies. “It is unfortunate the Obama Administration has dragged out consideration ofContinue Reading

Democrats Point to the Positives of Approving Keystone XL

Democrats Point to the Positives of Approving Keystone XL

Democrats inside and outside the Washington, DC beltway are pointing to the merits of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and presidential economic advisor Larry Summers made a pretty interesting analogy in explaining to a crowd gathered Tuesday at the Brookings Institution why pipelines are the best choice to transport energy. Summers explained usingContinue Reading

1,000 Construction Jobs Right Off The Bat

1,000 Construction Jobs Right Off The Bat

Keystone XL is a construction project. Just like building a road or a bridge, the pipeline will create construction jobs.  Skilled laborers, engineers and tradesmen will be needed to get the job done. An estimated 9,000 construction workers will be needed over the two years of construction. Terry Moore, the president of the Omaha Federation ofContinue Reading

Keystone XL Marks Six Year Anniversary…

Keystone XL Marks Six Year Anniversary…

Writing at Townhall.com, CEA’s Michael Whatley looks back at what six years of Keystone XL delays has meant for U.S. jobs. Michael Whatley – Keystone XL: Six Years And Still Waiting September 19th will mark the sixth anniversary of when TransCanada first applied for a presidential permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Hurt theContinue Reading

Ron Kaminski: Why Labor Leaders Are Committed to Keystone XL

Ron Kaminski: Why Labor Leaders Are Committed to Keystone XL

From Keystone-XL.com:  Being a business manager for the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) #1140 is a big job, and Ron Kaminski works very hard for the members he represents. So when projects like the original Keystone and the proposed Keystone XL come along, Kaminski considers them carefully to ensure he’s putting his membersContinue Reading

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 songsContinue Reading

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 XLContinue Reading

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

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 andContinue Reading

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