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Why Doesn’t President Obama Listen to His Own State Department on Keystone XL?

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Why Doesn’t President Obama Listen to His Own State Department on Keystone XL?

Has President Obama ever read the State Department’s Final Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL? If he had, he would know that many of the concerns he has raised about the project have already been answered by his own administration. After six years of study and five environmental impact evaluations, the State Department concluded that [...]

Momentum for Keystone XL Surges Ahead of Senate Vote

As the Senate gets ready to vote this evening on a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, support only continues to build.  The latest poll from USA Today shows that “By 60%-25%, those surveyed say Congress and Obama should approve construction of the Keystone pipeline.”  Of course, that’s not surprising considering that poll after [...]

Fact Checking President Obama as Congress Votes on Keystone XL

As Congress moves forward with bills to approve Keystone XL, President Obama made a number of comments about the pipeline, which simply don’t align with the facts.  To help cut through the flurry of activity and misinformation, OSFC is providing the top key facts you should know: 1)    Keystone XL Will Not Be an Export [...]

WATCH: Elections Show Keystone XL Won with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

The election is over and the results are clear: Keystone XL won with overwhelming bipartisan support. To mark Keystone XL’s victory last week, Oil Sands Fact Check is releasing a new video, which puts the spotlight on the fact that from Alaska to Louisiana, from Kentucky to Virginia, from Georgia to Colorado, Democratic and Republican [...]

Divestment Campaign: More Symbolism over Substance

Today on the National Journal Experts blog, Oil Sands Fact Check’s Matt Dempsey provides the facts about Bill McKibben’s anti-fossil fuel divestment campaign, showing that it is more about symbolism than substance. OSFC previously exposed the truth behind the Rockefeller Brother Fund (RBF) divestment announcement last month, pointing out what many reporters ignored: that RFB, [...]

Keystone XL very much on the ballot with overwhelming bipartisan support

As President Obama recently said, he may not be on the ballot this year but his policies are. That was certainly apparent in campaign debates across the country last night, as Democratic candidates worked to distance themselves from the president by voicing their strong support for Keystone XL. As Politico reported this morning, Senator Kay [...]