The Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association and the Consumer Energy Alliance submitted 5,839 public comments from Oklahomans in support of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline Friday, the deadline for public comments in the latest review of the project.
The letters were part of a nationwide effort that included support from more than 400,000 people in all 50 states.
“Dependable and affordable energy is the lifeblood of our economy,” said Chad Warmington, president of the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association. “We support the Keystone XL pipeline because it will supply reliable, affordable supplies of energy to millions of fuel consumers across the United States.”
Also Friday, environmental activists delivered nearly 2 million public comments to Secretary of State John Kerry after a rally in Washington called “Delivering Our National Interest Determination: No Keystone XL.”
Archbishop Desmond TuTu also expressed his opposition to the pipeline project.
“This is a U.S. policy decision that will have truly global significance. Keystone has been called the ‘fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet,’” the letter stated.
From Staff Reports