One Step Closer To Delivering More Jobs & Lower Energy Costs for American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Independent Women’s Forum Policy Director Hadley Heath Manning issued the statement following the Nebraska Public Service Commission vote 3-2 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline route through the state:

"We applaud the decision of Nebraska regulators to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that is widely supported by labor unions, energy groups, and others, like IWF, who understand that the project will result in job creation and ultimately lower energy costs for American families. This brings final approval of this pipeline project one step closer to reality.

"This victory for Keystone XL comes at an important time, just after an unfortunate incident resulting in a spill. Any oil spill is unwelcome, of course, and pipeline operators should address these issues immediately (as they are now doing in South Dakota). But the fact still remains that transporting oil by pipeline is safer than other methods, like rail, because overall pipelines pose the lowest threat both to the environment and to human health.
"When considering important decisions like pipeline approvals, regulators have to take many factors into account. We are confident that Nebraska made the right decision today: The government should not stand in the way of this important project that represents progress in energy delivery, will create more jobs and lower costs for consumers."


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