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Trump team issues permit for long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline

Omaha World-Herald

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

The decision caps a years-long fight between environmental groups and energy industry advocates over the pipeline’s fate that became a proxy battle over global warming. It marks one of the biggest steps taken to date by the Trump administration to prioritize economic development over environmental concerns.

The 1,700-mile pipeline, as envisioned, would carry oil from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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Energy Perspectives: The Role of Wind Energy

As the heart of America’s “breadbasket”, we are famous for our production of agricultural goods, such as wheat, corn, and soybeans. A lesser known fact is that Kansas also has played a key role in providing the energy resources necessary to power our regional and national economy. We are a strong example of a state that embraces a true “all of the above” approach to energy policy. From traditional sources of energy such as oil and natural gas to more modern technology such as nuclear, Kansans have benefited greatly from reliable and affordable energy. We also have served as leaders in the next generation of energy development, producing renewable energy resources such as ethanol, methane and wind. And we are just getting started.

Click here for complete essay > Western Governors' Association

June 28, 2013

An essay by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback from Energy Perspectives, a publication of Western Governors Association.