1,595 DAYS AND COUNTING - WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ON KEYSTONE
OPINION: Rep. Lee Terry in the Washington Times "The Pipeline to Change the Direction of the Economy"January 29, 2013 | ICYMI
In today’s Washington Times, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) calls on President Obama to stop the delays and approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved the Nebraska reroute last week, paving the way for the president’s final approval. It has now been 1,594 days since TransCanada first applied for a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which will bring much-needed jobs and energy security to America.
TransCanada First Submitted Application to Construct Keystone XL to the U.S. Department of State on September 19, 2008 POLITICOJanuary 24, 2013White House urges patience on Keystone White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration will not be pushed into making a hasty decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
President Obama rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline this time last year, a result that Canada had every reason to be dismayed by, as did Americans whom the project would have employed. The issue is coming back, and the president has even less reason to nix the project than he did last time.
Energy and Commerce Report Reveals $4 Billion in Stimulus Grants Has Gone to Foreign-Based CompaniesJanuary 18, 2013 | ICYMI
On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released an in-depth analysis that revealed a significant portion of stimulus-funded renewable energy grants have gone to internationally based companies; specifically, one out every four dollars spent on the Section 1603 stimulus program has gone to foreign entities.
OPINION: Rep. David McKinley and Rep. Morgan Griffith in the Washington Times: Obama Coal Regulations Crippling CommunitiesJanuary 18, 2013 | ICYMI
The war on jobs and affordable energy is real and continues to pick up steam with a swarm of new regulations coming out of President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency contributing to more mine closures and plant shutdowns across the country. Last week, we witnessed the latest round of victims in the war on coal, with Georgia Power Co. announcing its plans to shutter 15 fossil-fuel-fired electric units, impacting nearly 500 jobs in the state.