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Keystone XL Pipeline Project Needed to Get America Moving




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September 28, 2011 | 3,394 views | 1 comment

Laborers Fight for Good Paying Jobs and American Energy Independence

Tulsa -- Reno Hammond, Business Manager for the Southwest Laborers' District Council, joined hundreds of members of the Laborers International Union of North America calling for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline at public meetings held by the Department of State in Port Arthur and Austin, Texas with hundreds more expected at the public meeting in Midwest City, Oklahoma on Friday.

Referring to the multitude of Laborers on hand calling for approval of the project, Mr. Hammond spoke at the Port Arthur meeting, "some of us took off from our jobs and others are here in desperate need of a job. We came to represent not just ourselves, but all workers who need the Keystone XL to be approved. Each day that workers go without a job we lose our homes, we go without healthcare for our families, and we go without proper care for our children. Without these jobs we also stop spending and supporting the economy. With good paying jobs we buy groceries, clothes, cars, houses and stimulate the economic engine that drives America. We proudly pay our taxes that build and maintain our infrastructure, schools, and social programs. In light of the current bleak economic situation, America simply can't afford not to approve the Keystone XL and put tens of thousands of Americans back to work".

Estimated at $7 billion dollars, the proposed Keystone XL project is a 1,661-mile pipeline that would begin at Alberta, Canada and extend through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and ending in Port Arthur, Texas. The Keystone XL would include 435 miles of new pipeline in Oklahoma and Texas creating thousands of jobs for local workers. The project has already been approved by the Canadian Government and is awaiting approval from the Obama administration.

"The proposed Keystone XL pipeline will have a huge impact on the economy through the tens of thousands of construction and manufacturing jobs it will create," Hammond stated. "This project is entirely paid for with private sector dollars, is shovel ready and will be a lifeline for American workers and the American economy."

An independent study estimates that the Keystone XL is expected to help the economy by:

* Stimulating a total of $20 billion of new spending in the economy - at a time when private sector spending is badly needed.
* Directly creating 20,000 family-supporting jobs - 13,000 in constructing the pipeline, another 7,000 in manufacturing.
* Stimulating more than 118,000 jobs, including direct and spin-off jobs during the construction period.
* Increasing Americans' personal income by $6.5 billion.
* Generating more than $585 million in state and local taxes along the pipeline route.
* Paying property taxes of $5 billion over the lifetime of the project, allowing counties to invest in new schools, roads and hospitals.

"The Keystone XL will deliver conflict-free oil that will not require placing America's young men and women in harm's way, while immediately creating desperately needed jobs. America is far too dependent on foreign oil and this pipeline is a major step in establishing our energy independence and security," Hammond concluded.

The U.S. State Department is expected to issue its final decision by the end of the year. TransCanada hopes the line will be built by 2013, about a year later than it initially planned.

For more information and the facts about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, please visit www.jobsandenergy.org.
 
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