WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of State's release of a draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline:
"Finally, 1,625 days after TransCanada first applied for a presidential permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, it seems like we're back on track for approval of the most scrutinized pipeline in U.S. history. While we have not had the opportunity to review the EIS released today, the states along the Keystone route have all conducted environmental reviews and concluded the project should move forward. We are confident that Keystone XL is one of several important initial steps in rebuilding our nation's economy and a vital conduit to North American energy independence and U.S. national security. AFPM hopes that the Administration will move expeditiously to approve a project that is years overdue."
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.
SOURCE American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)