A Direct Pipeline to Jobs


by Bill Miller | September 29, 2011

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As the President tours the country to promote the American Jobs Act, he’s overlooked one key issue that can create millions of jobs and increase government revenue to lower the deficit:  Domestic energy production. 

Currently, the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will carry oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico would provide access to North American energy and create an estimated 250,000 American jobs in the long-term. 

The U.S. Chamber is taking the lead in ensuring  this important project is authorized by utilizing the Administration’s recently launched “We the People” site. Marketed by the White House as a “tool [that] provides you with a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country,” we’re petitioning the President and State Department to approve this project immediately and in doing so, creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

If a petition receives 5,000 signatures in 30 days, the issue will receive a response from the Administration, and in this case, the nation attention the XL Pipeline deserves. 

As the petition says:

One of the best ways to immediately create American jobs and generate revenue is to tap into North American energy resources. The Keystone XL Pipeline is awaiting the President’s approval in the form of a Presidential Permit. The Pipeline would create 250,000 jobs in the long-term by connecting a secure and growing supply of Canadian oil with the largest refining centers in the U.S. With the unemployment rate at 9.2%, we must harness every job creation opportunity and get Americans back to work. Immediate approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline would do just that by creating thousands of American jobs. I encourage the President to support this important job creating measure and approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Keystone XL Pipeline would allow us greater access to North American oil, providing us with a more stable, reliable supply of energy.

This means more affordable energy to power our homes, our cars and our businesses.  It would also help stem our growing reliance on imported oil from countries that don’t share America’s best interests. 

…and let’s not forget about those 250,000 jobs.

It’s time to support a direct pipeline to jobs. Is the White House listening? Help us reach 5,000 signatures in the next 30 days by signing on now. 

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