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Ports-to-Plains Alliance Statement at the Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing in Lincoln, NE

I had the opportunity to join many people in testifying on the national significance of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline in Lincoln, NE today.  In its Statement, the Ports-to-Plains Alliance provided solid, factual testimony covering jobs and the economy, environmental findings of no substantial environmental concerns, increased suppy from Alberta and the Bakken Play in Montana and North Dakota, and its effect on national security.

Statement by Joe Kiely on Keystone XL Pipeline





Massive crowd show at Keystone XL meeting in Port Arthur

Click here for complete article > Beaumont Enterprise

September 26, 2011

Absent were the celebrities and environmental protesters seen at the White House over the summer.

Instead, the job hungry came en mass Monday to the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur, turning the first part of a State Department public hearing on the Keystone XL crude pipeline into a virtual rally for the project…


Ports-to-Plains Alliance Video of Webinar on September 19, 2011

Ports-to-Plains updates it membership with a Federal Update by Jack Schenendorf of Covington & Burling.

Topics include Keystone XL Pipeline, TxDOT UTP and STIP and Annual Meeting.





Keystone XL Pipeline

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance is urging its members to support the findings of the U.S. Department of State’s Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The Alliance has been gathering approval from Mayors, County Judges and County Commission Chairs along the Corridor to sign the letter below.  If you have not been contacted and wish to be included, please contact Duffy Hinkle (  If you are not in one of those categories, please consider a personal or organizational support letter.

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Background

Keystone XL Pipeline Support Letter (Sample)




America needs the Keystone XL pipeline

The following opinion piece was written by Michael Reeves, President of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance.


Click here for complete article > Helena Independent Record

September 18, 2011

The Keystone XL pipeline will be a valuable piece of infrastructure, creating thousands of jobs and increasing our energy and national security. By providing refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast with more than 700,000 barrels of oil each day from domestic and Canadian resources, this pipeline will dramatically reduce our reliance on oil from unreliable and often unfriendly sources. Furthermore, the pipeline is expected to create approximately 20,000 manufacturing and construction jobs in the United States. It could also generate more than $5.2 billion in tax revenue to the Keystone XL corridor states...


Ports-to-Plains Webinar

Ports-to-Plains Alliance

Webinar Agenda

Monday, Sptember 19, 2011

2:30 pm MDT / 3:30 pm CDT

  • Update on pending Transportation Reauthorization from Jack Schenendorf, Ports-to-Plains Federal Transportation Consultant
  • Keystone XL Pipeline Support
  • Public Comments to TxDOT
  • Annual Conference

Space is limited, so register soon!

Webinar Registration


Transportation Funding Status Report

Ports-to-Plains Alliance

September 14, 2011

Jack Schenendorf, Covington and Burking, summarizes the current status of Federal Transportation Reauthorization with a focus on Highways. Jack wades through the many layers and tries to simplify a new and changing process.






Guest View: A last desperate effort against Keystone XL

Click here for complete article > Lincoln Journal Star

September 13, 2011

Last month, the federal government released yet another report showing what many of us have known for a long time: the Keystone XL pipeline, which will deliver crude oil from oil fields in Montana, the Dakotas and Canada to refineries in Texas, will be a safe and necessary addition to America's energy infrastructure and its more than 70,000 miles of existing pipelines.

As the U.S. Department of State noted in its final Environmental Impact Statement, the pipeline would "have a degree of safety greater than any typically constructed domestic oil pipeline system under current regulations."…