Consumer Energy Alliance Applauds Trump Administration Pipeline Decisions

Trump Issues Executive Orders on Keystone XL and Dakota Access
Pipelines

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$solar #CEAConsumer
Energy Alliance
(CEA) today commended President Donald Trump for
signing a pair of Executive Orders that will allow the construction of
the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines to move forward, both of
which will safely deliver the resources U.S. families and businesses
need to drive down costs.

In the case of the Keystone XL pipeline, today’s Executive Orders
overturn the Obama administration’s decision to deny a U.S. State
Department permit required to allow the pipeline to cross the
U.S.-Canadian border. For the Dakota Access Pipeline, President Trump
overturned several Obama-era regulatory procedural measures that had
resulted in unnecessary project delays and cost increases.

CEA President David Holt made the following statement after President
Trump issued these Executive Orders:

“CEA has strongly supported both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access
pipelines for many years and we enthusiastically applaud President
Trump’s decision today to move ahead with these long-delayed projects.

“Critical infrastructure projects like Keystone XL and Dakota Access
will bring much-needed crude oil to markets, which will help create the
fuel, power, and products that Americans use every day. Everyone –
families, farmers, manufacturers, distributors and small businesses –
will benefit from the decision to greenlight a pair of pipelines that
will help cash-strapped families lower costs, especially the tens of
millions living on a fixed income or below the poverty line. These
pipelines will create both immediate jobs and long-term economic
opportunities for Americans across the nation, helping to fulfill one of
President Trump’s main campaign promises to create more U.S. jobs.

“But America needs even more pipelines to move forward. As part of CEA’s
Pipelines for America campaign, CEA recently released a report
showing how failing to construct vital oil and natural gas pipelines,
which deliver fuel and electricity to our homes and businesses, will
result in a 31 percent shortfall in U.S. electricity capacity by 2030 –
which, in turn, would raise energy prices, kill jobs and harm those of
us living on fixed incomes.

“CEA urges the Trump administration to continue what it started today
with its Keystone XL and Dakota Access decisions and continue efforts to
streamline permitting of pipelines to create jobs and spur economic
growth.”

To review a copy of the CEA pipeline report, titled “Families,
Communities and Finances: The Consequences of Denying Critical Pipeline
Infrastructure
,” click
here
.

About Consumer Energy Alliance

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small
businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support
America’s energy future. With more than 450,000 members nationwide, our
mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for
households across the country. We believe energy development is
something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary
for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we
develop our diverse energy resources and energy’s importance to the
economy. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.

Contacts

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)
Emily Haggstrom, 720-582-0242
ehaggstrom@consumerenergyalliance.org