Myth

It doesn’t matter where the U.S. gets its oil from because all oil exporters are the same.

Fact

Former Obama national security advisor and retired general Jim Jones has emphasized the stability of the Canadian-American relationship saying, “Every day it becomes more evident for our nation to achieve true energy security…”

Myth vs. Fact: All Oil Exporters are the Same

Myth

Shutting in Canadian oil sands will have no effect on those unstable regimes that seek to harm the United States’ national security interests.

Fact

The Council on Foreign Relations has concluded that production from Canada’s oil sands could weaken such states by displacing their production and driving down prices.

Myth vs. Fact: Canadian Oil Sands will Have no Effect on US’s National Security Interests

Myth

Importing oil sands from Canada will weaken America’s national security.

Fact

National security experts, including high ranking members of the Obama administration, have stated that national security will be strengthened by deepening the U.S.-Canadian energy relationship.

Myth vs. Fact: Importing Oil Sands from Canada will Weaken American’s National Security

Myth

We have plenty of crude oil supply and our refineries are operating below capacity.

Fact

According to a 2011 Congressional Research Service report, Venezuelan and Mexican crude oil production is declining and refiners will need additional feedstock to refine and supply the U.S. market.

Myth vs. Fact: Plenty of Crude Oil Supply, Refineries are at Below Capacity

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 […]

No, the American Public Doesn’t Care What Willie Nelson and Neil Young Have To Say on Keystone XL

-       Willie Nelson and Neil Young, part of a long contingent of anti-Keystone XL eco-celebrities, will perform in a concert to benefit Bold Nebraska this weekend. –       Meanwhile Keystone XL enjoys overwhelming support across the country as families are hoping for the jobs, energy security and economic benefits the pipeline would create. –       Keystone XL […]

Fact Checking Bloomberg’s Attempt to Be Funny

-       A Bloomberg editor published its top “top ten funniest moments” in the Keystone XL delay, which aren’t very humorous and contain a number of errors. –       OSFC is posting its top ten corrections to Bloomberg’s misinformation. –       For the overwhelming number of Americans who want the jobs, economic growth and energy security of the […]

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 […]

Business/Labor Groups: Obama Keystone XL Delay Not Justified

Today, numerous business groups and unions – ranging from North America’s Building Trades Unions to the National Association of Manufacturers to the American Petroleum Institute –took aim at the president for further stalling the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. In a letter, these forty-four groups said that the Obama administration’s latest delay tactic, purportedly due […]