On April 18, the Obama Administration announced that it would once again delay action on the Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite the fact that the project has completed every step necessary to warrant a decision on a federal permit. There is now no timetable for a Presidential decision on Keystone XL. The Keystone saga could very easily drag into 2015.
Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) have introduced S. 2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Members of the Senate need to hear manufacturers’ support for a vote on this bill. The evidence strongly supports approval: it will create tens of thousands of jobs, drive $3.4 billion in GDP growth, and will make us more energy secure while minimizing environmental impacts. Approval would also be a strong sign to investors around the world that the U.S. is “open for business.”
What You Can Do:
to send an email to your Senators to encourage their support for S. 2280, which would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Please forward this email to 25, 50 or even 100 manufacturing allies right now!
Encourage your employees, supply chain, family and friends to take action through the NAM’s advocacy action center
Forward this new web ad
to your business and personal networks. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), joined with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), to release a new web ad
calling on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
The final supplemental Environmental Impact Statement issued by State Department earlier this year concluded that the pipeline does not pose material or even unusual environmental, health or public safety impacts. The Senate may soon consider legislation that would approve the pipeline project but that legislation would still need to be signed by the President.
Completion of the Keystone XL pipeline continues to be a priority for manufacturers. Keystone XL has the ability to create jobs, not only in the construction sector but thousands of manufacturing jobs in areas such as concrete, steel pipes, fittings, valves, pumps and control devices to name just a few.
Americans want to reap the economic and energy security benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline. This project would allow the United States to get even more oil from Canada - currently our largest single source of oil. Manufacturers will benefit not only from access to the oil produced from North Dakota, Montana and our ally Canada, but also from the thousands of manufacturing jobs that will be created to build, operate and maintain this privately funded, $5.3 billion infrastructure project.