Getting Keystone to the President’s Desk. The Chamber led a successful advocacy and lobbying effort to get legislation passed through both houses of Congress to approve the Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, an energy infrastructure project that would transport Canadian oil to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast. President Obama vetoed the legislation, and the pipeline remains in regulatory limbo.
U.S. Chamber CEO Leadership Series. ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance spoke about the shale energy boom, saying, “Today’s energy renaissance is real.” He also argued for ending the 40-year ban on crude oil exports.