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

Steyer recycles ad that earned him “four Pinocchios” in latest political stunt

Billionaire anti-Keystone XL activist Tom Steyer is clearly walking back his previous threats to attack Democrats that support Keystone XL.  What he hasn’t done, however, is walk back the false claims that earned him “four Pinocchios” earlier this year from the Washington Post Fact Checker. Here’s his new ad attacking Senator Marco Rubio, which is [...]

Steyer says Keystone XL won’t define Obama’s climate legacy while Earth Day protest draws sparse crowd

Today is Earth Day – one of the biggest days of the year for activists across the globe, yet Keystone XL opponents were only able to draw about 60 to 70 folks to Washington DC for the Cowboy Indian Alliance protest, as Politico reported earlier today. Meanwhile we have some breaking news: as Keystone XL [...]

Keystone XL Delay Inspires Call to Action

In the wake of yet another Obama Keystone XL delay, there’s been a significant call to action from Democrats and Republicans, from labor groups and business groups telling President Obama to stop punting and finally approve Keystone XL.   It’s ridiculous that the well over five year long process on #KXL is continuing for an [...]

Whom to believe on Keystone XL – activists and Hollywood actors or actual experts?

Today, several news outlets reported on a letter written by former President Jimmy Carter along with other Nobel laureates against Keystone XL.  Considering that the usual suspects – NRDC and the Sierra Club – were behind the effort, it’s no surprise that the letter rehashes opponents’ climate claims, which have been debunked time and time [...]

What everyone else is saying about the State Department’s Final EIS

Yesterday, OSFC gave the run-down of how anti-Keystone XL activists are scrambling in the wake of the State Department’s final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) which essentially destroys every argument they’ve been making over the past five years. So what’s everyone else saying about the State Department report? Well, the wait has been so long, and [...]

Will Tom Steyer respond to consensus that his “crusade” is a “huge environmentalist mistake”?

Click above to view the full infographic. Today, Tom Steyer, along with his group NextGen Climate Action and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, will hold a climate summit to explore, as they say, “the pivotal question President Obama posed during his June 25th speech at Georgetown University: Would Keystone XL ‘significantly exacerbate’ carbon pollution?” [...]