Posted February 12, 2013
OK, so here’s the deal: Seldom is the annual State of the Union message going to be confused with the Gettysburg Address for lyric quality. Historically, presidents use the speech to set out detailed policy agendas. As listeners seek focus during an oration that might stretch an hour or more, we’re here to help.
Posted February 8, 2013
Quick facts about the Keystone XL pipeline project and Canada’s oil sands resources:
• Construction of the Keystone XL would generate 20,000 jobs during that phase, according to builder TransCanada.
• Oil sands development associated with the Keystone XL could support 117,000 new U.S. jobs by 2035, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).
• New oil sands development could support more than 500,000 additional U.S. jobs by 2035 (CERI).
• $20 billion could be injected into the U.S. economy by the full Keystone XL project, which would pay more than $5 billion in taxes to local counties over its life.
Posted February 7, 2013
On the House side, an Energy and Commerce subcommittee heard experts like Daniel Yergin describe North America’s energy resources (video here and here). Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska unveiled a blueprint for greater U.S. energy self-sufficiency by the year 2020. Both provided excellent data and arguments for greater domestic oil and natural gas production that will make our country stronger, more prosperous and more secure.
Posted January 23, 2013
The governor of Nebraska’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s route through his state has some opponents conjuring up old arguments and false choices in an attempt to gain traction against a project that could help create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, stimulate economic activity and help make America more energy secure.
Posted January 22, 2013
The decision by Nebraska’s governor to OK a new route through his state for the Keystone XL pipeline is based on a factual assessment of the project’s safety, as well as the economic benefits that would accrue.
Posted January 21, 2013
With more than four years of study and review of the Keystone XL pipeline seemingly nearing an end, there’s yet another study depicting jobs and economic benefits – that is, if President Obama will approve construction of the entire project.
This report comes from Creighton University economist Ernie Goss and his team, who project more than 5,000 new jobs a year and millions of dollars in investment in Nebraska from construction of the pipeline. You can read the Goss report here, but a few highlights:
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