April 22, 2013

AFPM Files Comments on Keystone XL Pipeline to Department of State


WASHINGTON – American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement today as the association submitted comments on the Department of State’s (DOS) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for TransCanada’s May 2012Presidential Permit application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline:

“After over four years of extensive study and debate, the facts about the Keystone XL pipeline are clear: studies have concluded that the pipeline will have no significant environmental impact; and Keystone is critical to strengthening our national security and energy independence; and Canada’s oil sands will be developed regardless of what the U.S. does.  Most of the Keystone XL Pipeline system has already been built so the Department of State should stop stalling and expeditiously grant TransCanada the Presidential Permit necessary to complete the remaining 876 miles of pipeline.”   

Contact: AFPM Communications

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AFPM, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly known as NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association) is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support 2 million American jobs.