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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 11, 2017

With Nebraska’s Public Service Commission nearing a decision by late next month on whether the Keystone XL pipeline is in the public interest, it’s important to connect the pipeline’s construction with the people eager to build it and their families. We talked with some of these Americans earlier this year in Omaha. 

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 8, 2017

Keystone XL would be more than numbers. It would be paychecks to individual households in the Heartland. Those paychecks would help workers afford mortgages, groceries, their utilities and more. The project would support local stores, restaurants, hotels and other businesses – each one of those connected to the livelihoods of individual Nebraskans.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 7, 2016

Nebraska is a state with significant energy potential. While the state's conventional oil and natural gas production has been declining, there’s considerable promise seen in the vast Niobrara shale play, an emerging producer in Colorado and Wyoming, which stretches south into the western part of Nebraska.

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Reid Porter

Reid Porter
Posted August 14, 2015

Our series highlighting the economic and jobs impact of energy in each of the 50 states continues today with Nebraska. We started the series with Virginia on June 29 and continued with Montana, Iowa, Alabama and Arizona this week. All information covered in this series can be found online here, arranged on an interactive map of the United States. State-specific information across the country will be populated on this map as the series continues.

As we can see with Nebraska, the energy impacts of the states individually combine to form energy’s national economic and jobs picture: 9.8 million jobs supported and $1.2 trillion in value added.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 28, 2015

As a pending energy issue whose lack of resolution is penalizing U.S. consumers and U.S. energy security, the Keystone XL pipeline may be unsurpassed in its importance.

It’s a $5.4 billion piece of strategic energy infrastructure that unfortunately has become a political football during nearly seven years of White House delay. It’s delay not based on Keystone XL’s energy and economic merits or its climate impacts – all exhaustively analyzed by five U.S. State Department reviews (latest one here). Rather, the project has been delayed because of an extreme, off-oil agenda whose proponents made a privately financed infrastructure project that this country needs into a political symbol.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 10, 2015

Throughout the Keystone XL pipeline’s long wait for federal approval, President Obama has used one excuse after another to deflect responsibility for blocking a project that polls in the 70s with the American people, one that would support thousands of U.S. jobs and help move the country closer to North American energy security. All along the way the president could have exercised his authority to say yes to all of the above but deferred instead.

The president said environmental questions needed answers, and they were provided by his own State Department, which cleared Keystone XL in five separate environmental reviews.

The president said the cross-border approval process – required because Keystone XL would cross the U.S.-Canadian border – needed to run its course. It did and then some, stretching now to more than six years when historically, cross-border approvals are granted in 18 to 24 months.

The president said Nebraska needed to work out the pipeline’s route through that state, which it did. Then the president said the state’s Supreme Court would have to settle a legal challenge over the re-routing process.

On Friday, Nebraska’s high court rejected that challenge, confirming the assessment of the state Department of Environmental Quality and the governor’s recommendation to the State Department – leaving the project with only one remaining obstacle: President Obama.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 7, 2011

A few days ago in the midst of a blizzard on one of the coldest days of the year, members of the Construction and General Laborers Local 1140 met in Lincoln, Nebraska to rally in support of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and in opposition to state legislative proposals that would delay its construction.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dan Gunderson, a consultant to API, who describes the benefits of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil-sands derived crude oil from Canada to markets in Oklahoma and refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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