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 economic and security interests of the United States.”The U.S. Department of State similarly concludes that that the Keystone XL pipeline “would counteract insufficient domestic crude oil supply while reducing U.S. dependence on less reliable foreign oil sources.”
 Houston Chronicle, “General Makes National Security Case for Keystone XL”, 16 Dec 2011
 U.S. Department of State, Draft EIS: Keystone XL Project, 16 April 2011