Today, President Obama opened his end-of-the-year press conference, proclaiming that 2014 was a “year of action” – meanwhile it’s clear that after six years and five environmental assessments, President Obama still has not even bothered to read the State Department’s report on Keystone XL. If he had, he would know that every one of his […]
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Big Question from President Obama’s Press Conference: Where is He Getting His Talking Points for Keystone XL?
At OSFC, we have always appreciated the creative stunts Keystone XL opponents have had to muster to make their case against a single pipeline that would increase our access to a stable, affordable and secure supply of oil. This week, a coalition of anti-Keystone XL groups including Bold Nebraska, 350.org, and the Sierra Club released […]
Just a day after President Obama appeared on the Colbert Report, claiming that the jobs created by Keystone XL “aren’t a lot,” President of Teamsters James Hoffa wrote an op ed, which explains just how many jobs there would be. As Hoffa said, “Jobs might not be in such short supply like they once were […]
It was widely reported this week that President Obama is “embarrassed” that the United States is “falling behind” countries like China when it comes to building the infrastructure needed to sustain a growing economy. As he said about a convention center that was built in China: “They had built it in a year.” Meanwhile, it […]
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 […]
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 […]