LMOGA Responds to Keystone XL Pipeline Cancellation

01 21, 2021 by LMOGA

The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA) made the following statements in response to today’s action by President Joe Biden canceling the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL pipeline are critical to our economic recovery from the challenges of the past year,” said LMOGA President Tyler Gray. “Revoking the presidential permit now will immediately disrupt the lives of thousands of families when communities are struggling the most in the pandemic.”

“Pipelines are the most environmentally friendly way to safely transport energy, and infrastructure projects like this can reduce energy costs for families across the country while improving our nation’s energy security through partnership with our closest ally and neighbor,” said Gray. “The Keystone XL pipeline has sustained robust environmental reviews with public input under both Democrat and Republican Administrations; and, importantly, construction has already begun, causing immediate harm with thousands of job losses and millions in canceled contracts.”

“Further, consistent with American and Canadian climate goals, the Keystone XL pipeline is committed to operating with net-zero emissions, powered by renewable energy. This action is reversing what really can be a model for energy infrastructure projects of the future. “