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U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Comments on Governor Heineman’s Approval of New Keystone XL Pipeline Route

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, released the following statement today after Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved a new route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline:

U.S. Chamber Highlights Canada’s Smart Policies that Spur Economic Growth

Government and Business Leaders from Both Countries Discuss How Domestic Energy Production and Lower Taxes Lead to More Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation today hosted an event highlighting Canada as a partner in growth and opportunity. Government and business leaders from both countries discussed how Canada has transformed its economy in the last 20 years through smart policy choices such as lowering taxes and encouraging domestic energy production and what the U.S. can learn. Canada has recovered faster and more robustly from the global recession than nearly all other major economies. It has replaced all jobs lost in the recession and has one of the lowest, most competitive corporate tax rates in the world.

U.S. Chamber Calls for an Expedited Review Process for Keystone Application

“TransCanada’s latest application to build a 1,200 mile portion of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska will move us closer to thousands of jobs and increased energy security for America. TransCanada is working with the state of Nebraska to develop a path forward for the pipeline through that state which will be finalized this fall, meaning that the Obama Administration can no longer credibly use Nebraska as an excuse to deny any part of the pipeline permit.

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Comments on Administration’s Continued Missed Opportunities on Oil and Gas

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute, today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s visit to Cushing, Oklahoma where he discussed the southern section of the Keystone XL Pipeline:

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Calls for Responsible Rhetoric on Oil and Gas Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement today regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s comments that he will bring legislation to raise taxes on oil and gas companies to the Senate floor in the near future:

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Responds to Administration’s Decision to Limit Energy Development

In response to the Bureau of Land Management’s draft programmatic environmental impact statement on shale development released today, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy issued the following statement

U.S. Chamber Calls Politically-Charged Decision to Deny Keystone a Job Killer

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to reports that President Obama will deny the Keystone XL pipeline permit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today:

Donohue Calls on White House to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

Following passage of legislation last week containing a provision requiring President Obama to make a decision regarding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline within 60 days, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement:

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