Writing at RedState.com, blogger Brad Jackson points to CEA’s Michael Whatley discussing the job impact of the Keystone XL pipeline.

In a letter to President Obama from ten governors and Canadian Premier Brad Wall, they said the Keystone Pipeline was “fundamentally important” to the long term prosperity of the Canadian and American economies. 

“With the Keystone XL Pipeline, U.S. imports from Canada, a democratic friend and ally, could reach 4 million barrels a day by 2020, twice what is currently imported from the Persian Gulf,” the letter states.

Michael Whatley, Vice President of the Consumer Energy Alliance noted recently that approval of TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline could provide 20,000 jobs to the U.S. and pump as much as $20 billion into the U.S. economy.

By embracing the energy industry in Texas, we’ve reaped the positive economic effects that Obama has denied nationally.