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Highway Users Disappointed in Keystone Pipeline Decision

For Immediate Release

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Daisy Singh, 202-857-1200, daisysingh@highways.org

WASHINGTON, DC (January 19, 2012) – Today the American Highway Users Alliance expressed deep disappointment at the White House’s decision to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project.

Highway Users President and CEO Greg Cohen remarked, “The White House had the opportunity to not only create thousands of much-needed jobs but the chance to increase North American energy independence.  The Keystone Pipeline would have given our nation’s economy a much-needed boost at a time when so many Americans are desperately seeking work.  For motorists, the pipeline would have improved fuel price stability in an unstable world.

“While we are dismayed by this final outcome, we pledge to continue working with Congressional lawmakers to re-open this issue and get Keystone XL built to help us meet our country’s energy needs.”

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