AFPM Reacts to Release of Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Impact Study

March 01, 2013

WASHINGTON – American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of State’s release of a draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline:

“Finally, 1,625 days after TransCanada first applied for a presidential permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, it seems like we’re back on track for approval of the most scrutinized pipeline in U.S. history. While we have not had the opportunity to review the EIS released today, the states along the Keystone route have all conducted environmental reviews and concluded the project should move forward. We are confident that Keystone XL is one of several important initial steps in rebuilding our nation’s economy and a vital conduit to North American energy independence and U.S. national security. AFPM hopes that the Administration will move expeditiously to approve a project that is years overdue.”  

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