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The Keystone XL Test

keystone xl pipeline  economic growth  job creation  president obama  canadian oil sands  Jack Gerard 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 14, 2014

Friday’s bipartisan U.S. House vote to advance the Keystone XL pipeline, the ninth time the House has voted to support the project, sets up next week’s expected vote in the Senate – and most likely a big decision point for President Obama. API President and CEO Jack Gerard:

“The strong, bipartisan support for the Keystone XL pipeline demonstrates lawmakers from both parties in the House, as well as the Senate, are listening to the American people. A vote for KXL tells Americans their jobs matter, their futures matter and that our nation’s energy and national security are a clear priority.”

Now the question: Is President Obama listening?

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Keystone XL – Let’s Get It Done

keystone xl pipeline  president obama  job creation  economic growth  canadian oil sands  congress  infrastructure 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 6, 2014

Over the past few years it has been difficult to know President Obama’s true position on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, now under federal review more than six years. That’s likely to change in the new Congress, with Republicans saying Keystone XL legislation will be a top priority soon after the first of the year. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven talked to Fuel Fix.com:

“The president opposes the project and has tried to defeat it with delay,” Hoeven said, but “given the clear vote from the American public and strong bipartisan support, he may decide it’s time to start working with Congress, and this is a good example of a place to start and why you’ll see us advance the measure early on.”

Given the mid-term election results, President Obama soon will be called to make a decision on Keystone XL – one that will indicate his willingness to work with the new Congress on an issue that has strong public support and one that also will show whether he’s serious about an all-of-the-above approach to energy and American energy security.

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Broad Support For the Keystone XL

keystone xl pipeline  poll  economic security  us economy  energy  oil sands  natural gas  president obama  state department  congress  canada 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 7, 2014

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll on the Keystone XL pipeline adds to the drumbeat of strong public support for building the pipeline. The Post/ABC survey shows a nearly 3 to 1 margin, with 65 percent saying Keystone XL should be approved.

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The President’s Choice on the Keystone XL

keystone xl pipeline  energy  obama  security 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 4, 2013

President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline turns on whether he believes the full project is in the U.S. national interest – whether he thinks it is good for our country’s national security, our energy future and our economy. The facts, the science and the American people say it is.

The last part first. The Keystone XL choice has obvious political implications. Over the almost five years the project has been under federal review, Americans have come to understand the Keystone XL’s importance, and they are rendering their opinion, as voters, in the strongest terms: Building the full Keystone XL is in the national interest.

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The Keystone XL Majority

obama  keystone xl  energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 23, 2012

New polling from Rasmussen Reports on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Most voters still favor building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas and think it will be good for the economy despite President Obama’s decision last week to delay the project for environmental reasons. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor the pipeline, with 36% who Strongly Favor it. Just 27% are opposed, including 12% who Strongly Oppose the project. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.”

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ETR 128 More Taxes Mean Less Revenue

domestic energy  dual capacity  energy policy  government revenue  intangible drilling costs  section 199  taxes  president obama 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 15, 2011

In today's episode, I interview Brian Johnson, API's senior tax policy advisor, about the potential impact of the administration's energy tax proposals on the economy, U.S. jobs, and government revenues. 

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API to White House: Long Term Solutions Require Short Term Leadership

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  gas prices  gasoline prices  government revenue  Jack Gerard  president obama 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted March 11, 2011

Editors Note: Earlier today, American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard responded to President Obama's press conference on the administration's energy policy options which failed to address the most important energy challenges facing our nation.

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Energy for the Economy

congress  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  gasoline  government revenue  oil and natural gas industry  president obama  renewable energy  state of american energy  state of the union 

John Felmy
Posted January 26, 2011

America has always been a frontier nation. From the wilds of New England and Virginia we crossed the continent, plumbed the depths of the oceans and launched ourselves high into space in the pursuit of opportunity. In the process we built the strongest economy the world has ever known and achieved a standard of living unimaginable even a century ago.

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The Administration's Energy Bias

alternative energy  bakken shale  department of the interior  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  gulf of mexico  obama administration  renewable energy  unemployment  oil and natural gas leases  western energy alliance 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 28, 2010

If anyone doubts the current administration's negative impact on U.S. oil and natural gas development, the Western Energy Alliance (WEA) has some news for you: The numbers don't lie. 

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