Anti-Keystone activists seized on a report released this week by Goldman Sachs and immediately began pushing headlines proclaiming that Canadian oil sands would face roadblocks if Keystone XL isn’t approved. One of the most persistent voices in the fray, Anthony Swift of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), declared that “without Keystone XL […] higher [...]
- Without the facts on their side, Keystone XL opponents are resorting to intense, aggressive political pressure campaigns.
- Meanwhile the facts are clear:
Keystone XL is environmentally sound and a safe means to transport Canadian energy resources;
It will create thousands of American jobs;
It will help the United States achieve energy security; and,
If Keystone XL isn’t built, Canada will still develop its oil sands and oil sands will find another way to the Gulf coast.
A few weeks ago, OSFC noted that Keystone XL opponents – faced with overwhelming support for Keystone XL from Democrats and Republicans in Congress and the American public – have been desperately grasping at straws. That’s exactly what happened on Friday night when Keystone XL opponents “cheered” the news that British Columbia had urged Canadian [...]
After the House last week overwhelmingly approved legislation supporting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline with a strong bipartisan vote, a Washington Post article asked the question, “Is Keystone Pipeline Losing Democratic Support?” The answer is no. In fact, exactly the opposite is true: over the past few months, Congressional debate and public polls [...]
If you’ve been following the recent Keystone XL coverage inside the beltway, you probably couldn’t help but notice the latest sensationalist arguments being peddled by Keystone XL opponents and propped up by a few in the press. As one outrageous claim follows another, it’s pretty clear that this opposition operation has been throwing spaghetti against [...]
“Life is defined by significant events, significant people and significant organizations. And brothers and sisters, today is just that – a group of significant people that have banded together, that came here today to fight for jobs.” – Terry O’Sullivan, President of Labors International Union of North America (LIUNA) A new Oil Sands Fact Check [...]