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Pew: Americans Say Build the Keystone XL

keystone xl  public opinion  labor  oil sands  canada 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 19, 2014

Independents, Republicans and Democrats want the Keystone XL pipeline built. That’s the bottom line in Pew Research Center’s latest poll. Overall, the pipeline enjoys strong support, with 61 percent in favor while 27 percent are opposed – consistent with previous Pew’s previous Keystone XL poll in September.  

Look more closely, and Pew finds Keystone XL’s support bridges America’s political divide. Pew’s chart to the left shows that 84 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of Independents support the pipeline’s construction. More Democrats favor Keystone XL (49 percent) than oppose it (38 percent). This is what’s called a political “no-brainer.”

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Keystone XL: For Jobs, Families and Security

keystone xl pipeline  labor unions  economic growth  infrastructure 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 11, 2014

For American workers the more-than-five-year wait for the Keystone XL pipeline is personal. Make that very personal.

During a press conference with other union leaders and API President and CEO Jack Gerard, Laborers International Union of North America President Terry O’Sullivan said the construction sector is saddled with 12.8 percent unemployment, with nearly 1 million out of work. So every one of the 42,000 jobs the U.S. State Department estimates the Keystone XL would create during its construction phase is highly prized.

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Groups Urge Congress: Avoid Energy Taxes

congress  energy policy  energy taxes  labor unions  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2009

Members of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, which includes API along with fifteen labor unions, have written to senior members of Congress encouraging them to support tax policies that will protect and encourage the development of quality U.S. jobs, while at the same time fortifying our nation's energy and economic security. 

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Human Capital

workforce  labor  energy citizens  energy  american petroleum institute 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 19, 2009

The oil and natural gas industry provides excellent opportunities for its employees. The work is challenging, and the salaries are an estimated two- to three-times the national average. Still, the industry is facing an employment crisis. The workforce is graying, and the number of experienced employees is declining as many reach retirement age.

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