Ports to Plains asking members to support pipeline

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Updated: 3/25/2013 10:47 pm
The controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is getting support from the Ports to Plains Coalition, headquartered in Lubbock. The state Department is looking for public comment before it approves the permit for the pipeline.

Ports to Plains is encouraging its members to support the project, saying it is in the best interest of the United States, Canada and the states that make up the Ports to Plains corridor.

This addition to Keystone XL would be the fourth phase of the pipeline that will extend from Canada to Texas. Michael Reeves, president of Ports to Plains said the project is good for the economy.

"It's good for us because it's homegrown energy and it's also creating a lot of jobs to create that. Not just in the production of the oil field itself, but in equipment suppliers, pipe makers, steel manufacturers and it's really good for the economy," he said.

Reeves also said the pipeline would benefit West Texas because pipeline is more efficient than other forms of transportation.
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JoshEnergy - 3/26/2013 4:46 PM
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KeystoneXL benefits more than just Texas. It will create tens of thousands of jobs, generate billions in revenue and increase American energy security by bringing in an additional 830,000 barrels of oil per day.

Liberty Seeker - 3/25/2013 10:45 PM
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Inquiry: Are those obtaining land paying "best use" price for the strategic properties, or threatening to employ "Eminent Domain" against those who simply want their piece of the development pie? If they are offering, up front, full development price for every property, I have no quarrel. if they are pulling a Mickey D maneuver, backed up by accomplices in the governing authority, then P2P may have to reevaluate their "allies". KJTV had not disclosed the purchasing methods P2P condones in the attached story.
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