CEA Discusses Proposed Keystone Pipeline

CEA Discusses Proposed Keystone Pipeline

The Keystone XL project, a proposed $7 million pipeline connecting Canada's oil sands with Houston, Texas and Gulf of Mexico refineries, has been widely debated for some time now.

The pipeline has the potential to generate huge revenues, carrying more than one half billion barrels per day, but environmentalist groups have opposed its construction.

Michael Whatley, executive vice president for the Consumer Energy Alliance Alliance.

One of the biggest battles is being fought is in Nebraska, where the governor has called the legislature into special session to work out issues with the proposed project. Environmentalists want a new route for the pipeline, claiming claim that it shouldn't be allowed to travel over the Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska.

Whatley explains CEA's arguement.

The Consumer Energy Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan organization out of Houston, made up of 300,000 individuals and 170 different trade associates. They represent energy consumers across the country.

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