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The U.S. is “Missing an Enormous Opportunity” for Energy Security

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Keystone XL shovel ready six years and counting

Friday, September 19, 2014 marks the six year anniversary of TransCanada’s submission of its application to build the Keystone XL pipeline.  Ahead of that anniversary, Oil Sands Fact Check is releasing an infographic detailing the long history of President Obama’s delay on the pipeline. Keystone XL is as important today as it was six years [...]

The U.S. is “Missing an Enormous Opportunity” for Energy Security

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lit up Twitter this morning with his strong endorsement of Keystone XL and the energy security benefits the pipeline would bring.  As Governor Christie put it, “We are missing an enormous opportunity when we delay development of the Keystone XL pipeline. “Not only is Keystone a major job creator, delays [...]

DiCaprio’s Eco-Hypocrisy Comes to Canada

The list of celebrities who claim to be environmental activists, but don’t exactly practice what they preach, is a pretty long.  And almost all of them have flown their private jets up to Alberta to tell Americans we don’t need Keystone XL (or fossil fuels for that matter).  That’s exactly what happened this week when [...]

Keystone XL opponents grasp at straws in latest stunt

Keystone XL opponents’ climate claims have been repeatedly debunked by the Obama administration, research institutions, and energy and climate experts, yet they haven’t given up. Today, the anti-Keystone XL group, Friends of the Earth, submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the State Department asking it to hand over all the documents related [...]

As Americans Say Yes to Keystone XL Opponents Recycle Old Stunts

Support across the country for the Keystone XL pipeline is overwhelming. In fact, as a Pew Poll revealed last month, it’s “almost universal.” But that’s no wonder considering that the benefits of Keystone XL are obvious.  As our pamphlet “Why Americans Say Yes to Keystone XL” explains, Keystone XL will create tens of thousands of [...]

Nothing New about “New” Keystone XL GHG study

There’s nothing new in this “new report” on Keystone XL and greenhouse gas emissions – the same researchers released a draft of this study in December 2013. The State Department took that draft report into account (citing it in its Final Environmental Impact Statement) and still concluded that Keystone XL would have a negligible impact [...]