Guest Post: Oil Sands Development is Sound Small-Business Policy

Guest Post by Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Importing oil from Canadian oil sands represents a tremendous economic opportunity for the U.S., particularly for our nation’s small businesses. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) – which works to promote small business growth and entrepreneurship – knows full well […]

Once and Future Claims

In the wake of the NTSB Marshall, Mich. investigation, the National Wildlife Federation seized the opportunity to make a sweeping – and inaccurate – case against the transportation of oil sands crudes The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent federal organization charged with determining the probable causes of transportation accidents, investigated the 2010 Marshall, […]

AOPL Sets the Record Straight on NTSB’s Findings

Last Thursday, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines’ Andy Black sat down with E&E TV to talk about pipeline safety and the initial findings from the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the 2010 Marshall, Michigan incident. Black spoke at length about how what flowed through Line 6B – crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands […]

“Political, Misleading or Downright Wrong”

The Washington Post attempts to explain the significance of KXL beyond Capitol Hill politics – and misses a few facts along the way It’s long been a source of pride for folks in Washington, D.C. to be living in one of the “best-educated” regions in the country, a status to which it lays claim thanks […]

Thank You

 As OSFC enters our third week of operation, we wanted to take a moment to share our excitement about the diverse group of member organizations who have lent their support to our oil sands fact-finding campaign. Our supporting organizations understand the importance of getting the facts straight on why industry, labor, business and other groups […]

NRDC Recycles [Claims, Baseless Accusations and Pipeline Conspiracy Theories]!

With the Keystone XL provision stalled in the federal transportation bill conference, and an environmental assessment on the newly-proposed Keystone route through Nebraska pending, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has set its sights on a brand new – and completely manufactured –controversy. They’ve found a willing audience among other fossil fuel opposition groups in […]