Arkansas Isn’t Michigan

How oil sands opponents are skipping the facts on pipeline safety to win political points in the Keystone XL debate Shortly after Friday’s incident on the Pegasus line in Mayflower, Arkansas, pipeline opponents held on to a loose assumption: If Pegasus is an oil pipeline and it spilled, then all oil pipelines must spill. Better […]

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Transporting Oil Sands Crude

On March 29, an oil pipeline running through Mayflower, Arkansas experienced a leak that resulted in the evacuation of 22 homes and immediate clean up efforts from the pipeline’s operator, ExxonMobil. According to reports, the Pegasus line was carrying Wabasca Heavy crude oil – a blend of crude produced in the Athabasca oil sands region […]

Keystone’s Paper Anniversary

One year after gaining presidential approval, the Gulf Coast Project demonstrates the economic potential of a full Keystone XL line Economic growth and job creation are well underway in Oklahoma and Texas one year after President Obama promised to give the support of the administration for the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, known […]

Groundhog Day at the State Department

Similarities between the State Department’s 2013 and 2011 environmental review docs portend early spring for Keystone XL, and long winter for pipeline opponents Top line points: The Canadian oil sands will be developed regardless of whether Keystone XL is built or not. Keystone XL will have no impact on climate change because Canada’s oil sands […]

A Second Look at the KXL Debate

Following last week’s presidential debate, The Wall Street Journal and its contributors addressed a debate-worthy topic in its own right that they say will undoubtedly remain a focus in this election season: the Keystone XL pipeline. Setting up a little debate of its own, WSJ invited president of the Natural Resources Defense Council Frances Beinecke […]

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, […]