WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement in response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's bipartisan approval of H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, which would eliminate a requirement that the pipeline receive a presidential permit and clear any remaining roadblocks for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline:
"AFPM fully supports the Keystone XL Pipeline and applauds the committee on its decision. After four years of extensive study and debate, it is clear that building the pipeline would greatly benefit our nation. The Keystone XL Pipeline would strengthen our nation's energy security by reducing our reliance on oil from unstable nations, provide significant job growth, increase local, state and federal tax revenues, and improve the economy without having any significant impact on the environment. By approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, we are putting America's security, economy and consumers first."
Drevna testified before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on April 16 on the Northern Route Approval Act, read his full testimony here.
About AFPM AFPM, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly known as NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association) is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support 2 million American jobs.