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 […]

With the Overwhelming Scientific Consensus against Them, Anti-Keystone XL Groups Launch Desperate Twitter Stunt

The anti-Keystone XL group, 350.org, launched yet another PR stunt today directed squarely at Secretary of State John Kerry as he arrived in Lima for the international climate talks. Happening now: help send tweets to @JohnKerry on Keystone XL as he arrives at #COP20 climate talks! more info here: http://t.co/W1l2qBb5tO — 350 dot org (@350) […]

Momentum for Keystone XL Surges Ahead of Senate Vote

As the Senate gets ready to vote this evening on a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, support only continues to build.  The latest poll from USA Today shows that “By 60%-25%, those surveyed say Congress and Obama should approve construction of the Keystone pipeline.”  Of course, that’s not surprising considering that poll after […]

Divestment Campaign: More Symbolism over Substance

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, […]

Keystone XL shovel ready six years and counting

Friday, September 19, 2014 marks the six year anniversary of TransCanada’s submission of its application to build the Keystone XL pipeline.  Ahead of that anniversary, Oil Sands Fact Check is releasing an infographic detailing the long history of President Obama’s delay on the pipeline. Keystone XL is as important today as it was six years […]

Keystone XL opponents grasp at straws in latest stunt

Keystone XL opponents’ climate claims have been repeatedly debunked by the Obama administration, research institutions, and energy and climate experts, yet they haven’t given up. Today, the anti-Keystone XL group, Friends of the Earth, submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the State Department asking it to hand over all the documents related […]