How many years have politicians told us that America needs to be "energy independent?"
Quite a few.
Here in Kentucky, an exciting new project is making the Bluegrass State part of the answer to that old question.
The Bluegrass Pipeline will run from the northeastern United States all the way to the Gulf Coast.
It will carry natural gas liquids through Kentucky, creating construction jobs along the way and adding hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue to the state for decades to come.
This pipeline is good for the economy.
Pipelines are not new in Kentucky. In fact, the Bluegrass will join more than 12,000 miles of pipelines already operating here.
Pipelines are by far the safest and most efficient way to transport energy, and we will take all necessary steps to safely move this American energy across Kentucky.
Using a pipeline is the right way to move natural gas liquids over a long distance. The alternative calls for thousands of semi-tractor trailers…clogging Kentucky's roads.
More trucks…or a safe, quiet pipeline underground?
The choice is clear.
The Bluegrass Pipeline continues Kentucky's long history of being part of America's energy solution.
We are proud to be here.
And we hope you'll visit bluegrasspipeline.com to learn more.
I'm Bill Lawson, and that's my Point of View.
Bill Lawson is the director of corporate development at Williams, an energy company involved in the Bluegrass Pipeline joint venture.