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

Don’t Let the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Protest

It’s gut-check time for Keystone XL opponents. This week, the State Department Office of Inspector General released a report that absolutely destroys their conflict of interest charge. As Politico rightly noted, the IG’s report “marks yet another defeat for the pipeline’s opponents.” Greenwire called it “a notable blow.” To add insult to injury, over the [...]

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 [...]

NRDC Flip Flops on Two of its Main Anti-Keystone XL Talking Points in New Report

The NRDC released its latest anti-Keystone “report” today arguing that the influx of Canadian oil sands will significantly drive up greenhouse gas emissions.  However, a closer look reveals not only the report’s numerous flaws, but the fact that in order to make this argument NRDC had to flip flop completely on two of its fundamental [...]

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?” [...]

NEW OSFC VIDEO: Growing bipartisan voices say Keystone XL is the key to energy security

Click to play the complete video On the heels of President Obama’s speech in Ohio and his weekly address, where he touted the United States making great strides towards energy security, OSFC is releasing the second video of its two part series, which features Democrats and Republicans coming together to tell President Obama how important [...]

OSFC “Draws the Line” on Keystone XL Opponents’ Climate Claims

“The fact that McKibben and his organization have made the proposed pipeline the bête noire of the entire environmental movement—and the litmus test by which they vow to judge President Obama’s integrity on the environment—seems arbitrary.” – BusinessWeek Click above to view the complete infographic. Ever since President Obama said that approval of Keystone XL [...]