(Cushing, Okla.) The Cushing Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon on Tuesday, January 31st at 12:00 Noon at the Steer Inn to inform the community about the Keystone XL Project and why it is important that President Obama approve the project.
Mr. Jim Dunlap with Dunlap Consultants, LLC, based out of Edmond will be the speaker. Mr. Dunlap has been involved with this project along with Jim Prescott who had spoke at a similar luncheon the chamber hosted early in 2010.
Mr. Dunlap is a former Oklahoma State Representative as well as State Senator. He served as the State Senate Floor Leader in 2003.
On July 1, 2003, Mr. Dunlap was selected by Tom Ridge, Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security to serve on the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council's State and Local Officials Senior Advisory Committee.
Mr. Dunlap was born in Bartlesville and received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern State University and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Drury College.
Mr. Dunlap currently operates his own governmental affairs consulting companies, Jim Dunlap Consultants, LLC and Majority Plus, LLC.
Chamber Director Brent Thompson says:
"As many of know, President Obama, through passed legislation now has a timeline of approximately 30 days to either approve the Keystone XL Project or disapprove. This project is important to all of us for three reasons. Number one, it offers significant economic benefits, number two, it will strengthen America's energy security and three, it is the environmentally responsible way to deliver energy.
With President Obama's approval, the Keystone XL Project will inject $20 billion into the U.S. economy and create 20,000 jobs for Americans. It will create another 120,000 spin-off jobs in other sectors that provide goods and services to the energy industry. Additionally, it will generate billions of dollars in sales taxes during construction and property taxes during the lifetime of the project, providing a new source of private-sector support for local investment in schools, roads, hospitals and other critical infrastructure and services.
There are other reasons why we need to get involved and encourage President Obama to approve this important pipeline project and Mr. Dunlap will enlighten us on those reasons."
The luncheon will be dutch treat. You may reserve a spot at the luncheon by calling the Cushing Chamber of Commerce at 918.225.2400 or by emailing to email@example.com.