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Nebraska approves new route for Keystone XL pipeline.

Press Release Summary:

January 24, 2013 - According to statement by Ross Eisenberg, NAM Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy, Governor Heineman's decision to approve new route is another positive step toward clearing the way for fina approval of Keystone XL pipeline by President Obama. Pipeline is an immediate job creator—its construction will create tens of thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs, plus significantly more indirect spin-off jobs.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

Nebraska's Approval of New Route a Positive Step for Keystone XL Pipeline

Press release date: January 22, 2013

The NAM Urges President Obama to Approve the Pipeline as Soon as Possible to Boost Jobs

Washington, D.C., – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement after Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved the new Nebraska route for the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Gov. Heineman’s decision is another positive step that we hope will clear the way for final approval of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Obama. The pipeline is an immediate job creator—its construction will create tens of thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs, plus significantly more indirect ‘spin-off’ jobs.

Access to affordable energy sources is critical to manufacturers’ ability to compete in the growing global marketplace. The Keystone XL pipeline will provide manufacturers with another valuable energy source from a neighboring ally. We urge President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline as soon as possible to help get Americans back to work.”

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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