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Statement on Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

Statement on Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

In response to today’s announcement by President Barack Obama rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) Executive Vice President Michael Whatley issued the following statement:

“Consumer Energy Alliance joins American energy consumers across the nation in expressing their deep disappointment in President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. In doing so, he has thumbed his nose at more than two-thirds of Americans who support reducing energy imports from unfriendly nations; who support job creation; who support friendly relations with our Canadian neighbors; who support regulatory decisions based on science, not politics; and who support big ideas and big achievements.

“This decision clearly flies in the face of volumes of scientific evidence that shows the Keystone XL pipeline would be safe, enhance environmental standards, and be a more cost-effective alternative to importing oil from overseas. It also disregards the work done by the Department of State, Department of Energy and PHMSA which have collectively concluded that Keystone XL would be the safest pipeline ever built in the United States, reduce gasoline and diesel prices and reduce carbon emissions associated moving oil into American refineries.”

Keystone Celebrates 1 Billion Barrels While KXL Sits in Limbo

Keystone Celebrates 1 Billion Barrels While KXL Sits in Limbo

The Keystone pipeline just passed an important milestone: last month, TransCanada announced that the pipeline has safely delivered more than one billion barrels of crude oil since construction finished five years ago. So, what does one billion barrels of oil amount to? To put it in perspective, one billion barrels of oil is about howContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading

Whatley: Keystone XL makes dollars and sense

Writing for the Detroit News, CEA’s Michael Whatley says that when taking into consideration its safety provisions, approving Keystone XL makes both environmental and common sense. The numbers don’t lie. Constructing the Keystone XL pipeline will be a win-win for American consumers, both economically and environmentally. Now, it’s up to our policymakers to get this rightContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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