By Sabrina Fang Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency released a letter on the Keystone XL pipeline which had the effect desired by the Agency – a distortion of the issue (emphasis added): “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said developing Canadian oil sands would significantly increase greenhouse gases…” says Bloomberg. “Replacing conventional crude with 830,000 barrels of […]
EPA Chooses Politics Over Facts
Congress can get work done, Mr. President reconsider your KXL veto
By Sabrina Fang Democrats and Republicans have started 2015 on the right foot, proving they can come together to pass meaningful legislation and they have. Both chambers have passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. But the big question is will the president embrace this bipartisan accomplishment and work with Congress or will he […]
Sean McGarvey: What are we waiting for?
By Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court vacated the lower court’s ruling and cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone pipeline, there are no more excuses for not moving forward immediately with this project. Years of environmental review by the U.S. State Department and the Nebraska Department […]
It’s Time Mr. President. It’s Time to Build the Keystone Pipeline.
By Cindy Schild In blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is blocking the very same jobs and economic opportunity he now lobbies for on behalf of the American middle class. In saying no to the Keystone XL, the president is saying no to working Americans, many of whom helped him win those two elections […]
Remember this picture?
By Sabrina Fang A picture is really worth a thousand words. Look at this photo of the president, taken on March 22, 2012. He’s standing in front of a pile of pipes in Oklahoma that later would be used to build the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. And this is what he said […]
A ‘Clean’ Push for the Keystone XL
By Sabrina Fang Over the next several days the Senate is expected to debate legislation advancing the Keystone XL pipeline. The hope is that a “clean” pro-Keystone XL bill will be sent to the president. A number amendments to the legislation may be proposed, but the best course is for a clean, bipartisan bill to […]