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2014-04-18 16:21:22

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House move to further the delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline after almost six years of exhaustive review is not in our national interest and Congress should act, API President and CEO Jack Gerard said today. "It's a sad day for America's workers when politics trumps job creating policy at the White House," said Gerard. "After nearly six years of review, repeated research on the pipeline's benefits to economic...

2014-04-10 12:30:09

TransCanada Executive Joins Leaders from Building Trades Unions and Helmets to Hardhats Program to Tour Training Facility CHICAGO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National and local leaders from North America's Building Trades Unions today joined with the Executive Director of Helmets to Hardhats and a senior executive with TransCanada to discuss the importance of large, shovel ready infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline to America's National Guard, Reserve and...

2014-03-12 23:23:37

By a nearly 3 to 1 margin, Americans support the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to Chem Rock Technologies. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 One of the most fundamental results of the oil boom is obvious: there is much more oil. Thus, increased efficiency in drilling for crude also comes with a greater need for the infrastructure required to ship it to processing facilities. One proposal to help facilitate this process is the construction of a new pipeline, known as Keystone XL....

2014-02-04 12:21:46

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a lot Americans deserve to know about the work and the conduct of the State Department staff who pushed the Keystone XL Environmental Impact Statement into its final form last week. The foremost concern is the omission of the strikingly clear, recent statements by tar sand executives (here, here and here) that the pipeline is essential to their ability to drive the extraction of tar sands oil. Together, these statements directly contradict the...

2014-02-02 12:20:10

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, NextGen Climate Action President Tom Steyer sent the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the State Department's Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline. February 2, 2014 Secretary John Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW ?Washington, DC 20520 Secretary Kerry: I am sure you know that I have the utmost respect for the leadership you bring to the State Department when it comes...

2014-01-31 20:20:30

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC urged the Obama Administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, following the release today of the State Department's long-awaited environmental impact statement. The report concluded that the pipeline will have little impact on global climate change. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "AJC has long advocated for the Keystone XL pipeline because it is critically important for U.S. energy security,...

2014-01-31 16:22:02

MONTPELIER, Vt., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the reaction of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senate President Pro Tempore and chairman of the Appropriations Committee's State Department And Foreign Operations Subcommittee, on the State Department's final EIS On The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline: "I look forward to reviewing the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Pipeline. "While this process has included more than 1.5 million public...

2014-01-31 16:21:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed the outcome of the Department of State's Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline. "Five years, five federal reviews, dozens of public meetings, over a million comments and one conclusion ? the Keystone XL pipeline is safe for the environment," said Gerard. "This final review puts to rest any credible concerns about the pipeline's...

2014-01-23 16:21:27

NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Replacing aging wastewater, drinking water, and gas distribution pipes in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas can create more long-term jobs in the pipeline and construction industries than the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, according to a new report released today by E3 Network and Labor Network for Sustainability. The Keystone XL pipeline has been touted as a means to address America's job...

2013-12-02 12:22:51

Pollution From Pipeline Greater Than 50 Coal Plants, Cannot Be Offset WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Top North American experts on climate change, pollution offsets and financial markets met today to determine if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline can pass the climate test set by President Obama last June. President Obama said he would only approve the pipeline if it "doesn't significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution." At the half-day summit, panels of experts...