API Downstream Operations Senior Manager, Refining and Oil Sands Cindy Schild announced a new advertising campaign to support the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The new series of television, print and online ads highlight the broad public support for the project.
“Keystone XL is one rare national issue that attracts consistent support across the political spectrum,” said Schild. “The new ads review the long list of prominent Keystone XL backers from public figures like Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to editorial boards like the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Eighty-two percent of American voters support Keystone XL construction and the support is strong across all political identifications. About 8 in 10 Independents and Democrats agree that the pipeline is in our national interest.
“Four out of four State Department assessments have affirmed the project is safe for the environment,” said Schild. “Bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress voted to support the approval of the pipeline. There is no question the economic, energy security and national security benefits of Keystone XL serve our national interests. All that remains is for President Obama to heed the overwhelming public support and decisive evidence accumulated over almost five years of study and move forward with Keystone XL. He could move forward today!”
The advertising campaign will start inside-the-Beltway today, and will expand to include additional states during the August recess period including New Mexico, Minnesota, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Dakota, Missouri and Florida.
API is a national trade association that represents all segments of America’s technology-driven oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 500 members – including large integrated companies, exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms – provide most of the nation’s energy. The industry also supports 9.2 million U.S. jobs and 7.7 percent of the U.S. economy, delivers $85 million a day in revenue to our government, and, since 2000, has invested over $2 trillion in U.S. capital projects to advance all forms of energy, including alternatives.