The final day of the Pipeline and Energy Expo at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma featured a keynote speech by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

During her 25-minute speech, the Governor discussed industry safety.

“This conference is talking about safety, specifically pipeline safety. It’s critically important. I always tell people the best form of worker’s compensation reform is to not have an injury in the first place. It’s important to do everything we can to make sure our workplaces are safe.”

“Pipelines are not only the fastest way to transport oil and gas,” Fallin said, “they’re also the safest.”

Fallin said she had asked President Obama to approve the pipeline, only to have the President respond with “No.” She urged out-of-state attendees to help her fight that fight by contacting representatives in their home states.