Myth vs. Fact: Importing Oil Sands from Canada will Weaken American’s National Security

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. Ret. Gen. Jim Jones, speaking on the Keystone XL, said, “I feel strongly approving the project serves the […]

Myth vs. Fact: More Pipeline Capacity Does not Equal More Energy Security

MYTH: More pipeline capacity won’t mean more energy security.  We already have more pipelines than we need. FACT: According to congressional testimony of David Goldwyn, former International Energy Envoy to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “Keystone XL will provide infrastructure security. Pipeline access from Canada has none of the security risks of shipment through maritime […]

Myth vs. Fact: Oil Sands Crude will not Enhance U.S. Energy Security

MYTH: Oil sands crude will do little to nothing to enhance U.S. energy security because the output is already slated for export outside of North America. FACT: Oil is sent where there is demand and according to EIA projections, the United States will continue to have a significant need for oil in the foreseeable future.[1] […]

Myth vs. Fact: KXL will Threaten the Ogallala Aquifer

MYTH: KXL will threaten the Ogallala Aquifer. FACT: Crude oil has been produced and transported within the Ogallala Aquifer for decades, and the presence of the Keystone XL will not pose a unique threat to the area. Since 1930, 24 billion barrels of crude oil have been produced within the aquifer.[1] Nearly 25,000 miles of […]

Myth vs. Fact: KXL is not in our Nation’s Interest

MYTH: KXL is not in our nation’s interest. FACT: At a recent conference in Fort Worth, TX, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said about the Keystone XL project, “There is absolutely no reason not to do it.”[1] In addition to supporting 20,000 American jobs, and injecting $20 billion into the U.S. economy[2], the Keystone […]

Myth vs. Fact: KXL Pipe not Made in America

MYTH: The pipe being used for KXL will not be made in America. FACT: Seventy-five percent of the pipe used to build the Keystone XL will come from North American mills – half of which will be made by U.S. workers in Arkansas. Goods for the pipeline valued at approximately $800 million have already been […]