AFP News Release Encouraging Gov. Heineman to Support Keystone XL

January 04, 2013


AFP Applauds DEQ for Unbiased Final Evaluation of Keystone XL

*Advocacy group encourages Gov. Heineman to approve the Keystone XL pipeline 

LINCOLN, NE – Free market advocacy group Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska applauds the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the exceptional work done in preparing the Final Evaluation Report of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“We applaud DEQ for working in a very public, transparent manner to incorporate the concerns of Nebraskans.  Because of Nebraska’s unique process, the pipeline’s route has been moved further east to avoid the Sand Hills and strict safety and environmental standards that surpass federal standards have been incorporated,” said state director Brad Stevens

“AFP encourages Gov. Heineman to approve the Keystone XL project.  The DEQ report confirms the Keystone XL pipeline is safe.  Chapter 6 of the report lays out the 57 Special Conditions the Keystone XL project has agreed to incorporate into the project, with many exceeding existing safety regulations for pipeline construction and maintenance.  It is time to build the pipeline and bring good-paying jobs and economic opportunity to Nebraska” continued Stevens.

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Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska (AFP-NE) is a statewide organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP-NE believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring prosperity for all Americans. AFP-NE educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP-NE has more than 40,000 members.

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