Houston, TX – Consumer Energy Alliance Executive VP Michael Whatley reacted with skepticism to reports B-List Hollywood celebrities were pleading with the president to reject a pipeline touted as the safest ever built.

“I am confident our commander in chief won’t be swayed by a bunch of B-list celebrities, who have little to no substantive understanding of pipelines, energy development or balancing environmental protection with economic growth. What is notable about the KXL review process is the thoroughness the government has reviewed TransCanada’s application – you could say the process has had a strong regard for detail: Over 1,700 days; 12,000 pages of reports, 4 separate environmental reviews.”

Over 300,000 American citizens who sent their support for the KXL pipeline to the U.S. State Department.