Sparse Attendance at Keystone XL Protests – Meanwhile Americans Say Yes to Keystone XL

After anti-Keystone XL groups advertised their protest Friday at the White House tree lighting ceremony far and wide, even scoring coverage with a few Washington DC news outlets, Politico Pro reported that only “about 10 people showed up.”  But that might even be a generous estimate as pictures from 350.org show only about six people [...]

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?” [...]

Fact Checking the Washington Post Fact Checker on Keystone XL

We typically appreciate the work of the Washington Post “Fact-Checker” but his “Fact-Check” last week on TransCanada’s Keystone XL commercial ignored the facts.  He gave TransCanada three Pinocchios for producing an ad which simply points out the obvious: the Keystone XL pipeline could significantly reduce the United States’ reliance on oil from unstable or unfriendly [...]

IEA chief economist: “definitely wrong” to highlight oil sands as “a major source of carbon dioxide emissions”

Joining the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department, climate scientists and independent research organizations,  the chief economist with the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, is the latest expert to state that oil sands, and thus Keystone XL, will have little impact on greenhouse gas emissions. As IEA’s Birol put it, “…but [...]

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 [...]

NEW OSFC VIDEO: Labor/Business Groups From Across the Country Rally In Support of Keystone XL – Will Obama Listen?

“We desperately need those jobs, and if I was to deliver a message to him, it would be this: Mr. President, put yourself in those shoes, of those 42,000 people.” Click to play the complete video As the State Department prepares to issue its final Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL, labor and union groups [...]