CEA Statement on Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to today’s announcement by President Obama rejecting the
Keystone XL pipeline, Consumer
Energy Alliance
(CEA) Executive Vice President Michael Whatley
issued the following statement:

“Consumer Energy Alliance joins American energy consumers across the
nation in expressing their deep disappointment in President Obama’s
decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. In doing so, he has thumbed
his nose at more than two thirds of Americans who support reducing
energy imports from unfriendly nations; who support job creation; who
support friendly relations with our Canadian neighbors; who support
regulatory decisions based on science, not politics; and who support big
ideas and big achievements.

“This decision clearly flies in the face of volumes of scientific
evidence that shows the Keystone XL pipeline would be safe, enhance
environmental standards, and be a more cost-effective alternative to
importing oil from overseas. It also disregards the work done by the
Department of State, Department of Energy and PHMSA which have
collectively concluded that Keystone XL would be the safest pipeline
ever built in the United States, reduce gasoline and diesel prices and
reduce carbon emissions associated moving oil into American refineries.”

About Consumer Energy Alliance

Consumer
Energy Alliance (CEA)
brings together consumers, producers and
manufacturers to engage in a meaningful dialogue about America’s energy
future. Our mission is to help ensure stable prices for consumers and
energy security. We believe energy development is something that touches
everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all consumers to
actively engage in the conversation about how we develop and diversify
our energy resources and about energy’s importance to the economy. CEA
promotes a thoughtful dialogue to help produce our abundant energy
supply and to balance our energy needs with our nation’s environmental
and conservation goals.

Contacts

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)
Shawn Martini, 303-895-5070
smartini@consumerenergyalliance.org