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Recent posts by Johnathan Hladik

Guest Post: Testimony in Opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline

Today we're featuring a guest post by long time Center supporter Alvin Guenther. Alvin has spent a lot of time analyzing this issue, and it shows below. We'd like to hear about your testimony too. Send a copy to johnathanh@cfra.org and let us know what you think.

 

                           TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO TRANSCANADA KEYSTONE PIPELINE XL

                                                                          September 27, 2011

Thank you for the opportunity to give testimony.  My name is Alvin Guenther.  I am a retired Nebraska educator.  My 35 year educational career was at both the secondary and community college level.  My teaching endorsements were in economics, business finance and accounting.  I am currently living on the family farm/ranch raising Hereford/angus crossbred cattle.  I come before you today in opposition to the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline.

Connect the Dots: Transmission and Rural Communities

Modernizing our transmission grid represents a major potential source of job creation. By some estimates, transmission investment in the United States will range from $12 billion to $16 billion annually through 2030.

Every $1 billion of US transmission investment supports approximately 13,000 full-time years of employment. So over a 20-year period, 150,000 to 200,000 full-time years of employment could be created annually simply by updating and expanding our electric grid.

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