Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg released the following statement on the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline:
“We appreciate the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s open and transparent process to ensure the full range of relevant factors were again considered. Strengthening and modernizing our nation’s energy infrastructure is simply the right thing to do—for working families, energy security, job creation and U.S. manufacturing’s future.
“Any decision to advance specific projects that will benefit manufacturers—and all Americans—should be driven by facts, not political motivations. That’s why manufacturers, through the NAM, joined this case and advocated strongly for today’s outcome.
“Now, let’s get to work to build this thing.”
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.