OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone Announcement

OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone XL Announcement Not To Approve Keystone XL Unless Determined First It Will Not Lead to net Increase of GHG Emissions Update (3:49 P.M., ET, 6/25/2013): As expected, President Obama did mention the Keystone XL pipeline during his speech today, saying that a finding would be required to ensure the […]

“Argo”: A Keystone Tale?

It must be something about the podiums and bright lights that invites Hollywood stars to make award ceremonies into political venues, but rarely do these shows give us a quality opportunity to reflect on our political landscape. Didn’t think we could tie Keystone XL into an Academy Awards hook? Think again. “Argo,” winner of the […]

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 […]

Canada: Putting the “North” Back In North American Energy Security

Originally posted on EnergyTomorrow Nearing the home stretch of the U.S. presidential campaign, there’s lots of talk about energy. Both candidates have embraced increased domestic production – even as other politicians, energy experts and the media have talked increasingly about the potential for American “energy independence.” Because oil is a global commodity, it’s more accurate to […]

GUEST POST: American Jobs and National Security Strengthened By the Oil Sands

Guest Post by Daniel Fisher, Senior Dir. Of Gov’t Affairs, Associated Equipment Distributors American businesses understand that Canada’s energy resources can help the United States meet its growing demand for energy. Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), whose 500 member companies represent $15 billion in annual sales of construction equipment and related services in the U.S. and […]

Myth vs. Fact: All Oil Exporters are the Same

MYTH: It doesn’t matter where the U.S. gets its oil from because all oil exporters are the same. FACT:  Former Obama national security advisor and retired general Jim Jones has emphasized the stability of the Canadian-American relationship saying, “Every day it becomes more evident for our nation to achieve true energy security; we must engage […]