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Consumer Energy Alliance applauds Trump’s pipeline decisions

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World Pipelines,

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) has commended President Donald Trump’s recent signing of a pair of executive orders that will allow the construction of both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines to move forward. CEA has noted that both pipelines will safely deliver the resources US families and businesses need to drive down costs.

Regarding Keystone XL, the executive orders overturn the Obama administration’s decision to deny a US State Department permit that is required to allow the pipeline to cross the US-Canadian border.

Regarding DAPL, President Trump overturned several of the Obama administration’s regulatory procedural measures, which resulted in project delays and cost increases.

CEA President David Holt made the following statement after President Trump issued these executive orders:

“CEA has strongly supported both Keystone XL and DAPL for many years and we enthusiastically applaud President Trump’s decision today to move ahead with these long-delayed projects.

“Critical infrastructure projects like Keystone XL and DAPL will bring much needed crude oil to markets, which will help create the fuel, power and products that Americans use every day. Everyone – families, farmers, manufacturers, distributors and small businesses – will benefit from the decision to greenlight a pair of pipelines that will help cash-strapped families lower costs, especially the tens of millions living on a fixed income or below the poverty line.

”These pipelines will create both immediate jobs and long term economic opportunities for Americans across the nation, helping to fulfill one of President Trump’s main campaign promises to create more US jobs.

“But America needs even more pipelines to move forward. As part of CEA’s ‘Pipelines for America’ campaign, CEA recently released a report showing how failing to construct vital oil and natural gas pipelines, which deliver fuel and electricity to our homes and businesses, will result in a 31% shortfall in US electricity capacity by 2030 – which, in turn, would raise energy prices, kill jobs and harm those of us living on fixed incomes.

“CEA urges the Trump administration to continue what it started today with its Keystone XL and Dakota Access decisions and continue efforts to streamline permitting of pipelines to create jobs and spur economic growth.”

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