Myth vs. Fact: Canadian Oil Sands Development Increases Cancer Rates

MYTH: Canadian oil sands development has damaged the lives of thousands of indigenous people by increasing cancer rates as a result of carbon emissions and decimating pristine lands – making their traditional way of life almost impossible to continue. FACT: In its 2010 report on the oil sands[1], the Royal Society of Canada investigated health […]

Myth vs. Fact: Canadian Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations

MYTH: Canadian greenhouse gas emissions regulations are weak and ineffective and are not strong enough to control oil sands emissions. FACT: Unlike the United States’ other top five sources of imported crude oil, Alberta has strict regulations of emissions and monitoring of air quality.  According to government data[1], Alberta was the first jurisdiction in North […]

Myth vs. Fact: Crude Oil is the Dirtiest Oil on Earth

MYTH: Crude oil derived from the oil sands is the “dirtiest oil on earth” and increasing its development means “game over for the climate.” FACT: Oil sands crude oil has similar characteristics to most heavy oils refined in the United States and its use will not have the catastrophic effect on climate that many opponents […]

Myth vs. Fact: KXL will Threaten the Ogallala Aquifer

MYTH: KXL will threaten the Ogallala Aquifer. FACT: Crude oil has been produced and transported within the Ogallala Aquifer for decades, and the presence of the Keystone XL will not pose a unique threat to the area. Since 1930, 24 billion barrels of crude oil have been produced within the aquifer.[1] Nearly 25,000 miles of […]

Myth vs. Fact: KXL is not in our Nation’s Interest

MYTH: KXL is not in our nation’s interest. FACT: At a recent conference in Fort Worth, TX, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said about the Keystone XL project, “There is absolutely no reason not to do it.”[1] In addition to supporting 20,000 American jobs, and injecting $20 billion into the U.S. economy[2], the Keystone […]

Myth vs. Fact: KXL Pipe not Made in America

MYTH: The pipe being used for KXL will not be made in America. FACT: Seventy-five percent of the pipe used to build the Keystone XL will come from North American mills – half of which will be made by U.S. workers in Arkansas. Goods for the pipeline valued at approximately $800 million have already been […]