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John Felmy
Posted March 18, 2013

Last Thursday approval of the Keystone XL pipeline came up during the House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing.  Here is what Rep. Pelosi had to say, via CSPAN transcript

THEY WERE INTERVIEWING SOMEBODY FROM THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE. AND HE SAID, OH, THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS. THAT'S NOT TRUE. ENERGY IN OUR COUNTRY, YOU KNOW THIS IS ALL FOR EXPORT. SO WHATEVER YOU THINK ABOUT IT, I KNOW I WANT TO SEE WHAT THE REPORT IS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT ON IT AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT IT, BUT -- THE OIL IS FOR EXPORT. THERE AREN'T THAT MANY JOBS CONNECTED WITH IT. 

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 7, 2013

Joe Oliver, Canada’s minister for natural resources, making the case for approval and construction of the full Keystone XL pipeline – on economic and environmental grounds – at IHS CERAWeek:

“By any objective measure the most responsible source (for imported oil) is Canada. … There’s enough oil in the oil sands to meet the U.S. need for imported oil for at least the next 100 years. This could mean, with additional U.S. oil, independence for North America by 2030. What a great thing energy independence would be for both our countries.”

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 1, 2013

A sampling of recent editorial opinion and commentary on the Keystone XL pipeline project:

Nature.com

… regarding the Keystone pipeline, the administration should face down critics of the project, ensure that environmental standards are met and then approve it. … By approving Keystone, Obama can bolster his credibility within industry and among conservatives. The president can also take advantage of rising domestic oil and gas production to defuse concerns over energy security.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 30, 2013

Two pieces of new polling info linked to the Keystone XL pipeline.

First, Rasmussen reports that the project, after more than four years on the Obama administration’s “to do” list, enjoys support from 59 percent of those surveyed. Just 28 percent oppose. Strong supporters (34 percent) outnumber strong opponents (10 percent) by more than three to one. There’s been strong support for the Keystone XL in polls by Fox News and Pew Research.

Speaking of Pew, last week they released another of their periodic surveys showing the issues Americans think are most important as President Obama and Congress get to work this year. Topping the list is strengthening the economy (86 percent say it’s a “top priority”), followed by improving the job situation (79 percent) and reducing the budget deficit (72 percent). What’s this got to with the Keystone XL pipeline?

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Mark Green

Mark Green
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.

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Sabrina Fang

Sabrina Fang
Posted December 4, 2012

During a conference call with reporters on the Keystone XL pipeline, we made them aware of a new poll from Nebraska, where a public hearing on this important energy project was scheduled. The 2012 Nebraska Rural Poll found support for the Keystone XL at 65 percent with people living in non-metropolitan areas – which include counties the pipeline would cross.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 15, 2012

It’s good that President Obama is well-focused on job creation. In his news conference this week, the president mentioned jobs 10 times and suggested that economic growth and creating more jobs have primacy over all other issues

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 9, 2012

Good editorial in Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper, calling on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 8, 2012

A big winner in the recent election: Energy. Both presidential candidates voiced supported for domestic oil and natural gas development, and President Obama’s re-election was based, in part, on his commitment to American oil and gas.

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