Keystone Suppliers Pen Op-Ed

By February 10, 2014Economy, Energy

The Keystone XL pipeline represents a lifeline for American workers and the U.S. economy, and the longer we wait for approval, the longer the creation of thousands of high-paying manufacturing jobs for American workers is put on hold. That was the message from NAM Members Albert Huber of Patterson Pump Company and Peter Bowe of Ellicott Dredges in a recent op-ed.

The op-ed, published by Forbes Magazine, is just one of numerous calls from across the country for the President to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Manufacturers know what is at stake with this project, which is why the NAM has joined over 165 CEO’s and one of the country’s largest labor unions in calling for approval.

NAM Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg also recently addressed this issue at a panel hosted by Politico, saying “it’s time for the President to keep his promise to cut red tape and approve this job-creating infrastructure project.”

The first permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline was submitted to the State Department on September 19, 2008—nearly five and a half years ago.


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