Steel Institute Disappointed in Keystone XL Rejection Today

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For Immediate Release
November 6, 2015

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s rejection today of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“AISI is disappointed, but not surprised, by today’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by the Obama Administration. AISI has been a consistent supporter of the proposed pipeline through the lengthy federal review process. Our message has been clear: enhancing America’s energy infrastructure is not only critical to our national energy security, but to our economic growth as well. Steel pipe and tube products are essential to achieving both goals. Moving forward, we hope all policymakers recognize the need to improve our energy infrastructure and make a commitment to do so.”

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 124 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).