President Obama to Expedite Approvals for Portions of Keystone XL Project

HOUSTON, TX– Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) welcomes the recent announcement that the President will support shortening the permitting process for the Cushing to Gulf Coast section of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Michael Whatley, Executive Vice President for Consumer Energy Alliance offered the following remarks in regards to the Administration’s announcement:

“This announcement is welcome news as continually rising gas prices are placing undue burdens on the American consumer.  Through this announcement the Administration has sent a signal that the U.S. is willing to embrace projects that will increase our nation’s petroleum supply.  While much work remains to be done – including the granting of a Presidential Permit to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline to cross from Alberta into the United States – this is clearly a step in the right direction for the American consumer and an important part of a true “all-of-the-above” energy approach.

CEA looks forward to working with the Administration on this project and others that will diversify our nation’s energy portfolio and will put us on the track to energy self-sufficiency by utilizing the significant conventional and renewable energy sources present in the United States.”