Business and Labor to Obama in 2014: Keystone XL Means Jobs, Economic Growth

AFL-CIO President touts Keystone XL WATCH: Facing the White House, Labor and Union Groups Urge Obama to Approve Keystone XL WATCH: Labor/Business Groups From Across the Country Rally In Support of Keystone XL – Will Obama Listen? WATCH: Growing bipartisan voices say Keystone XL is the key to energy security Support for Keystone XL only [...]

While Tom Steyer may be confused on jobs, no one else is

Tom Steyer is trying to grab headlines again, this time putting out a press release announcing NextGen Climate Action’s new “study” which argues that there are “diverging job estimates” on Keystone XL. Shocking, we know. At OSFC we clicked on the link to the study expecting, well, a study. But all we found was an [...]

Watch: State Department on President Obama’s Keystone XL Jobs Claims: “Sounds like there’s some confusion on this issue”

Imagine you are the spokesperson at the State Department live on TV having to answer questions from a number of reporters trying to find out how President Obama came up with the Keystone XL job numbers he cited in his New York Times interview this weekend. They certainly didn’t come from the State Department Draft [...]

Keystone XL: Every Job Matters

On the same day that the Washington Post gave President Obama “Two Pinocchios” for his claims about jobs on Keystone XL, the president doubled down and said the pipeline will only mean 50 permanent jobs. This number, however, ignores the thousands of jobs needed for construction of the pipeline and all the jobs associated with [...]

President Obama Should Read the State Department Report on Keystone XL

Has President Obama read his own State Department’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS)? From his interview over the weekend in the New York Times it doesn’t look like it.  If he had he would know that his State Department found – after almost five years of review and numerous studies – that Keystone XL would [...]

OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone Announcement

OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone XL Announcement Not To Approve Keystone XL Unless Determined First It Will Not Lead to net Increase of GHG Emissions Update (3:49 P.M., ET, 6/25/2013): As expected, President Obama did mention the Keystone XL pipeline during his speech today, saying that a finding would be required to ensure the [...]