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

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 […]

As more Democrats join in support of Keystone XL, opponents shift their message again

New voices in support of Keystone XL are appearing in droves.  Just today, Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn told volunteers that President Obama should approve Keystone XL.  As she said, “I have a lot of friends who have different perspectives on Keystone,” Nunn said. “We need to continue to focus on green […]

Two Years after Obama’s Visit to Cushing, Numbers Show Economic Value of Keystone XL

Two years ago this Saturday, President Obama travelled to Cushing, Oklahoma to announce his support for the Gulf Coast Project – the southern leg of Keystone XL.  At that time, he said he would be directing his administration “to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles, and make this project a priority, […]

Ahead of Keystone XL Senate Hearing, OSFC Presents the Top Ten Most Egregious Claims made by Sierra Club’s Michael Brune

As a recent op ed by the Sierra Club’s Michael Brune clearly shows, opponents aren’t giving up on their fallacious claims regarding Keystone XL, despite the fact that they have been completely discredited by experts at the State Department, highly regarded research institutions, Obama administration officials, and even prominent climate scientists. No doubt Brune will […]

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 […]