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CNN - Mired in controversy, the Keystone Pipeline, once fully approved for permitting looks to provide immediate and long-term jobs and economic growth throughout the many states (and one country) it will traverse. “It’s literally a conduit for us to bring crude oil reserves to the Gulf Coast where we are the experts at refining and manufacturing,” said the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region’s CEO Chad Burke.
Hurricane season is upon us, and with that, the topic of how to best protect our region from the physical and fiscal dangers of a storm surge once again takes center stage as a concern for area citizens. Storm surge protection occupies the minds of our region’s elected officials year-round; yet we fear that the actions currently being taken and funded are not focused to ensure a solution is put in place before disaster strikes. It is not a matter of it, but when.
House Republicans are scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon and discuss the future of the Ex-Im Bank of the United States, a government agency that assists American companies who sell overseas, according to the Wall Street Journal.This is particularly important for us because Houston is the largest exporting region in the country, and Texas is the nation's top exporter.