Keystone XL is a proposed extension of the Keystone Oil pipeline. It would stretch from Montana to Texas and transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada to U.S. refineries in Illinois.
· This pipeline will employ over 20,000 Americans
· TransCanada, the company constructing the pipeline, has a Project Labor Agreement
· Keystone XL will allow Americans to buy oil from a stable, friendly neighbor and help decrease our dependence on oil from unstable regions
· TransCanada is committed to environmental safety and has agreed to over 50 safety conditions that the Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has suggested
· $14 billion will be invested in this project without a dime of public expenditure
· Because this pipeline would cross the Canadian-American border, a Presidential Permit issued by the State Department is required for the project to proceed
· The State Department issued a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on August 26, 2011. We are now in the midst of a 90-day review period where various federal agencies will voice their opinions on whether or not the pipeline is in the nation’s best interest. The State Department will accept public comments until the final public meeting in Washington D.C.
· The State Department has released a memo announcing that in September of 2011 it will host public meetings about Keystone XL in the six states through which the pipeline will pass. For the dates and times of these meetings see attached list.
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