Keystone XL Opponents’ Scrambled Response to the State Department’s FEIS

Late Friday afternoon the State Department released its long-awaited Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on Keystone XL. As with the previous four statements, the State Department found, once again, that Keystone XL would have a negligible impact on the environment, clearly passing President Obama’s climate test. In the wake of the news, Keystone XL opponents […]

OSFC Providing Rapid Fact Checks On Keystone XL EIS Day

UPDATE – 1/31/14 3:15pm ET: The State Department has just released its final Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL.  Here are a few of the headlines:  .@StateDept report deals blow to #KeystoneXL foes, moves pipeline closer to approval: http://t.co/VAsVSNkgFZ — Jennifer A. Dlouhy (@jendlouhyhc) January 31, 2014 BREAKING: State Dept. raises no major environmental objections […]

As EIS Set to Be Released, Leading Keystone XL Opponent Called Out For Failing to Use Facts

As numerous media outlets report that the State Department is set to release its Final Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL today, opponents were once again exposed for failing to use the facts. Billionaire Tom Steyer – seen by many as a leader of the anti-Keystone XL movement – was just given four Pinocchios by […]

Fact Check: Kiesel Keystone XL Article a Rehash of Opponents’ Talking Points

Laura Kiesel’s article for The Street reads more like a roundup of Keystone XL opponents’ press releases than objective reporting. In fact, every citation in her piece is ripped straight from the opponents’ playbook, and each claim OSFC has previously debunked. Here are the facts: Keystone XL will have “no material impact” on greenhouse gas […]

Five Year Anniversary: List of Reasons to Build Keystone XL is “Now Nearly as Long as the Pipeline Itself”

New OSFC Infographic Highlights Major American Projects Built within Five Years [Click on the infographic to enlarge] Five years ago today, TransCanada submitted its application to build the full Keystone XL pipeline. Normally anniversaries are a cause for celebration, but this is an anniversary that marks the delay of major benefits to the American people: […]

Arkansas Isn’t Michigan

How oil sands opponents are skipping the facts on pipeline safety to win political points in the Keystone XL debate Shortly after Friday’s incident on the Pegasus line in Mayflower, Arkansas, pipeline opponents held on to a loose assumption: If Pegasus is an oil pipeline and it spilled, then all oil pipelines must spill. Better […]