STATEMENT from TransCanada about the Keystone Pipeline

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(below sent to me by FNC’s Kelly Chernenkoff)

Per TransCanada press official – we are just getting a news release prepared and expect to issue it shortly, however in the meantime, here are a couple of quotes from our CEO that you can use for some of your initial stories. I’ll be in touch soon with the news release.




“Over the past year, we have been listening to Nebraskans as we worked to identify a new route for the Keystone XL Pipeline that avoided the Sandhills, protected sensitive areas and addressed as many concerns as possible,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer. “The NDEQ process has clearly taken into account the input from Nebraskans and today’s approval of the Nebraska re-route by Governor Heineman moves us one step closer to Americans receiving the benefits of Keystone XL – the enhanced energy security it will provide and the thousands of jobs it will create.


“The need for Keystone XL continues to grow stronger as North American oil production increases and having the right infrastructure in place is critical to meet the goal of reducing dependence on foreign oil,” concluded Girling. “Keystone XL is the most studied cross-border pipeline ever proposed, and it remains in America’s national interests to approve a pipeline that will have a minimal impact on the environment.”