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Nebraskans Want the Pipeline Built

February 13, 2012

A group of Nebraskans gathered in front of Rep. Lee Terry’s Omaha office to express support for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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The pipeline will create jobs, lower the cost of energy, reduce dependence on Middle Easter imports and create economic opportunity in Nebraska.

AFP-Nebraska supports the pipeline because it’s good for Nebraska and good for the country. According to the Platte Institute for Economic Research:
  • Keystone XL project will create 20,000 jobs – 7,500 of which will be in Nebraska
  • $585 million in new tax revenue – this means better schools and infrastructure
  • Keystone XL is safe – newer technology, concrete barriers and thicker pipe
  • There already is a TransCanada pipeline going over the Ogallala Aquifer, the Keystone Pipeline has been operational for years in Eastern Nebraska , without a spill
  • Legislation already exists to protect Nebraskans; LB 629 was signed into law last session that holds TransCanada financially responsible for any damage due to the pipeline

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