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Video: The Bipartisan Jobs Plan - Keystone XL

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 13, 2013

API’s latest ad on the Keystone XL underscores the project’s support across the political spectrum – from Clinton I to Bush 43:

The Keystone XL is the one project that brings together Democrats and Republicans, business and organized labor. Why? Jobs. The project could create tens of thousands of U.S. jobs during construction, generating positive impact throughout the economy. Cindy Schild, API’s senior manager for oil sands and refining issues:

The American public is well aware of the immense benefits of building Keystone XL; time and time again polls show strong public support for building this project: tens of thousands of jobs, true economic growth, and great strides towards North American energy security.

Americans get it on the Keystone XL – 82 percent in a recent poll say building the pipeline is in the U.S. national interest. Just 13 percent disagree. The Keystone XL isn’t a close call. The president should listen to the 82 percent, put people to work and make America more energy secure.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.