Norfolk Chamber Pres. Houston gives Washington 'insight' on Keystone pipeline project
COLUMBUS, Neb. - Norfolk Chamber of Commerce CEO Dennis Houston says the original Keystone Pipeline helped his city through a difficult economic time when it was built in 2009.
“For us to have an opportunity to bring the Keystone project through our community and to use the Norfolk-area and many surrounding communities as a base camp for housing and buying goods and services, it was huge,” said Houston on KJSK’s Community Sounding Board Friday
Houston spoke in Washington Thursday before a congressional committee supporting the Keystone XL pipeline project. He says the trip gave federal lawmakers insight regarding pipeline construction.
“Our whole purpose in wanting to be there was to share the actual experience that the community of Norfolk had when the original Keystone pipeline came through in the summer of 2009.”
Houston said that project helped many businesses in the community during the recession.
To listen to the whole interview with Norfolk Area Chamber President Dennis Houston on Friday’s Community Sounding Board, CLICK HERE.