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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,…

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 how…

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 delays…

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

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

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…

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 been…

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