Jobs and the Keystone XL

Mark Green (Cross Posted From Energy Tomorrow) As the Keystone XL pipeline debate in Congress continues, working Americans are pushing back against those – including President Obama – who dismiss as “temporary” the jobs the project would support. North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) published an open letter to members of Congress (left) that asks […]

The Facts About the Keystone XL

Mark Green (Cross Posted From Energy Tomorrow) With legislation to advance the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline moving ahead in the Senate, potentially attracting a misguided veto from President Obama, some important numbers: 76 – The number of months Keystone XL has been blocked by the Obama administration. Historically, approvals for cross-border pipeline projects take 18 […]

The Threatened Keystone XL Veto

Mark Green (Cross Posted From Energy Tomorrow) The White House’s newly issued Statement of Administration Policy, announcing that President Obama would veto current, bipartisan congressional legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline does a couple of things. First, it announces that the new era of cooperation between the president and the new Congress […]

Big Question from President Obama’s Press Conference: Where is He Getting His Talking Points for Keystone XL?

Today, President Obama opened his end-of-the-year press conference, proclaiming that 2014 was a “year of action” – meanwhile it’s clear that after six years and five environmental assessments, President Obama still has not even bothered to read the State Department’s report on Keystone XL.   If he had, he would know that every one of his […]

Irony Alert: Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists Cheer Oil Sands Development in Latest Attack on Keystone XL

At OSFC, we have always appreciated the creative stunts Keystone XL opponents have had to muster to make their case against a single pipeline that would increase our access to a stable, affordable and secure supply of oil. This week, a coalition of anti-Keystone XL groups including Bold Nebraska,, and the Sierra Club released […]

Teamsters Fact Check President Obama on Keystone XL Job Claims

Just a day after President Obama appeared on the Colbert Report, claiming that the jobs created by Keystone XL “aren’t a lot,” President of Teamsters James Hoffa wrote an op ed, which explains just how many jobs there would be.  As Hoffa said, “Jobs might not be in such short supply like they once were […]