Myth vs. Fact: Canadian Oil Sands will Have no Effect on US’s National Security Interests

MYTH:  Shutting in Canadian oil sands will have no effect on those unstable regimes that seek to harm the United States’ national security interests. FACT: The Council on Foreign Relations has concluded that production from Canada’s oil sands could weaken such states by displacing their production and driving down prices: “If, over the long term, […]

Myth vs. Fact: Importing Oil Sands from Canada will Weaken American’s National Security

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 […]

Myth vs. Fact: Construction of the Keystone XL

MYTH: The construction of the Keystone XL will create few jobs with little potential for employment longevity. FACT: TransCanada has defined project labor agreements. The Keystone XL (KXL) project will support about 20,000 jobs in the U.S. – 13,000 construction jobs and 7,000 manufacturing jobs over two years – representing work for pipefitters, welders, electricians, […]