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U.S. Chamber's Energy Institute Comments on Governor Heineman’s Approval of New Keystone XL Pipeline Route

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, released the following statement today after Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved a new route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline:

“Governor Heineman’s approval of the new Keystone XL route now clears the way for President Obama to move quickly and also approve KXL for the benefit of our nation and its workers.  After  extensive public consultation and exhaustive review,  the President can confidently move forward on this critical project that will increase America’s energy security and generate much needed jobs and investment.”

The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. Through policy development, education, and advocacy, the Institute is building support for meaningful action at the local, state, national, and international levels.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.