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NAM urges President to approve Keystone XL pipeline.

Press Release Summary:

May 29, 2012 - NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after TransCanada formally reapplied for permit to build Keystone XL pipeline project. According to Timmons, in rejecting Keystone XL pipeline project earlier this year, President said no to a clear opportunity to create jobs and improve energy security in the U.S. Keystone project will deliver 20,000 manufacturing and construction jobs - with additional 118,000 indirect jobs - to an economy that badly needs them.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

Manufacturers: President Has a Second Chance to Get Keystone Right

Press release date: May 4, 2012

Project Would Deliver Nearly 140,000 Direct and Indirect Jobs Washington, D.C., - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after TransCanada formally reapplied for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline project: "Earlier this year, in rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project, the President said no to a clear opportunity to create jobs and improve energy security in the United States. As consumers of one-third of our nation's energy supply, manufacturers need a consistent and affordable energy policy. The Keystone project will deliver 20,000 manufacturing and construction jobs - with an additional 118,000 indirect jobs - to an economy that badly needs them. Second chances don't come around very often, and manufacturers are urging the President to do the right thing and approve the Keystone XL pipeline." The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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