Today on the National Journal Experts blog, Oil Sands Fact Check’s Matt Dempsey provides the facts about Bill McKibben’s anti-fossil fuel divestment campaign, showing that it is more about symbolism than substance. OSFC previously exposed the truth behind the Rockefeller Brother Fund (RBF) divestment announcement last month, pointing out what many reporters ignored: that RFB, […]
Divestment Campaign: More Symbolism over Substance
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 […]
Chinese Whispers? Or Cold-Hard Facts?
Oil sands energy will continue to be produced without KXL – it’ll just go to China instead of U.S. In a brief video appearance for The Nation last week, 350.org president Bill McKibben echoed a common theme for anti-Keystone XL activists: “If Keystone [XL] doesn’t get built, it’s clear that banks and others will […]
Do the Math: Keystone XL Will Create Jobs & Revenue for Americans
In contrast to the majority of Americans who have time and time again expressed their support for the Keystone XL pipeline, fossil fuel opponent Bill McKibben of 350.org is taking his latest road show to Washington this week, and dragging his apocalyptic numbers on climate change with him. This particular stop for McKibben’s “Do the […]