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 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 [...]

Five Year Anniversary: List of Reasons to Build Keystone XL is “Now Nearly as Long as the Pipeline Itself”

New OSFC Infographic Highlights Major American Projects Built within Five Years [Click on the infographic to enlarge] Five years ago today, TransCanada submitted its application to build the full Keystone XL pipeline. Normally anniversaries are a cause for celebration, but this is an anniversary that marks the delay of major benefits to the American people: [...]

Arkansas Isn’t Michigan

How oil sands opponents are skipping the facts on pipeline safety to win political points in the Keystone XL debate Shortly after Friday’s incident on the Pegasus line in Mayflower, Arkansas, pipeline opponents held on to a loose assumption: If Pegasus is an oil pipeline and it spilled, then all oil pipelines must spill. Better [...]

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Transporting Oil Sands Crude

On March 29, an oil pipeline running through Mayflower, Arkansas experienced a leak that resulted in the evacuation of 22 homes and immediate clean up efforts from the pipeline’s operator, ExxonMobil. According to reports, the Pegasus line was carrying Wabasca Heavy crude oil – a blend of crude produced in the Athabasca oil sands region [...]