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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 andContinue Reading

South Dakota Recertification Will Benefit State and Nation

South Dakota Recertification Will Benefit State and Nation

Writing for Capital Journal, Consumer Energy Alliance Executive Vice President Michael Whatley argues that the recertification of the Keystone XL Pipeline by the South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission will bring Americans one step closer to gaining the enormous benefits of the project: Congressional Republicans have long pushed for construction of Keystone XL and have vowedContinue Reading

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