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North American manufacturers join in releasing ad calling for Keystone XL Pipeline approval

The two manufacturing groups said the Pipeline project will bring $3.4 billion into the economy.

The Trucker News Services

5/6/2014

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Monday joined with the Laborers’ International Union of North American in releasing a new Web ad asking President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

NAM represents more than 12 million manufacturers and LIUNA represents some 500 local union chapters in the U.S. and Canada.

“Approval and construction of the project will boost economic growth and create thousands of jobs for workers in the United States,” said a combined news release from the two organizations.

“America can’t wait any longer; we need jobs,” said LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan, while NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said building the pipeline will inject as much as $3.4 billion into the economy.

“The Keystone Pipeline allows us to access energy from a friendly and reliable ally,” said Timmons. “That’s good for families and that’s good for consumers.”

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