Sean McGarvey: What are we waiting for?

By Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court vacated the lower court’s ruling and cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone pipeline, there are no more excuses for not moving forward immediately with this project. Years of environmental review by the U.S. State Department and the Nebraska Department […]

It’s Time Mr. President. It’s Time to Build the Keystone Pipeline.

By Cindy Schild In blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is blocking the very same jobs and economic opportunity he now lobbies for on behalf of the American middle class. In saying no to the Keystone XL, the president is saying no to working Americans, many of whom helped him win those two elections […]

Remember this picture?

By Sabrina Fang A picture is really worth a thousand words. Look at this photo of the president, taken on March 22, 2012. He’s standing in front of a pile of pipes in Oklahoma that later would be used to build the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. And this is what he said […]

Mr. President: Don’t Veto Progress, Jobs

By Khary Cauthen Already this month, the U.S. Senate has done more voting than it did in all of 2014.  With Thursday’s session running to midnight, it’s great to see the Senate moving closer to passing a bipartisan bill to approve building the Keystone XL pipeline, which would create well-paying construction jobs here in the […]

Mr. President let’s start with one pipeline

By Sabrina Fang Last night during his State of the Union, the president spoke about wanting Democrats and Republicans to come together to support new infrastructure, but they already have!  Congress is preparing to send a bipartisan bill to the president to build Keystone XL. Unfortunately, this bipartisan effort has been met with a veto […]

A ‘Clean’ Push for the Keystone XL

By Sabrina Fang Over the next several days the Senate is expected to debate legislation advancing the Keystone XL pipeline. The hope is that a “clean” pro-Keystone XL bill will be sent to the president. A number amendments to the legislation may be proposed, but the best course is for a clean, bipartisan bill to […]