Keystone XL's small business pluses would be big, House panel told

05/27/2013
Completing the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline's construction would significantly benefit many US small businesses and skilled workers, three witnesses told a US House subcommittee.And it would do so without the dire environmental consequences the project's opponents predict, a fourth witness stated. "Small businesses like mine and my colleagues in the chemical distribution industry would be directly and beneficially affected by its construction, leading to reduced costs for both ourselves and, ultimately, our customers," Mat Brainerd, president of Brainerd Chemical Co. in Tulsa, told the House Small Business Committee's Energy and Trade Subcommittee. Brainerd, who also is the Na...
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