Keystone XL Application “One Step Closer” to Tens of Thousands of Manufacturing Jobs

Washington, D.C., January 26, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) lauded the filing of an application to begin work on the Keystone XL pipeline project. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement:

“We are one step closer to creating tens of thousands of American jobs and improving our energy security in this country. It’s a great day for manufacturers and all Americans. President Donald Trump recognizes that energy infrastructure means jobs and paychecks, and now we can finally get the Keystone XL pipeline built. Thanks to the rigorous analysis already completed during the Obama administration, we know that construction can be done in a safe and environmentally sensitive way. Manufacturers and business leaders join with many labor groups and working Americans in celebrating this development today.”

Learn more about the NAM’s continued leadership on manufacturing energy and infrastructure priorities in the new administration here.


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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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