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 [...]

Enough is Enough – President’s Punt Will Spur A Call To Action

This afternoon, just as folks prepare to head home for Easter, the Obama Administration announced that it will extend the comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, which means a final decision will likely take place after the November 4 elections. As OSFC has noted many times, delay, delay, delay has been President Obama’s strategy [...]

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, [...]

It’s Game Over for Keystone XL opponents’ “Game Over” Claims

  Click to view video At today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Keystone XL, Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) asked well-known climate scientist James Hansen to clarify what he meant when he made his famous “game over” comment, which has been used widely by Keystone XL opponents to justify their erroneous claims.  Of course, “game [...]