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 […]

The Facts NBC Did NOT Tell You About Keystone XL

After nearly six years of review, the Keystone XL pipeline is perhaps the most studied pipeline in the world. It’s also likely the only pipeline that’s been consistently in the media spotlight. So it was very surprising to see a recent NBC news article, entitled “‘We Will Fight': Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for […]

State Department to receive over 1 million comments in support of Keystone XL

As the public comment period for Keystone XL comes to a close, the consensus couldn’t be clearer: from Democrats to Republicans, from business groups to labor groups, from former Obama administration officials to news outlets across the country, an overwhelming majority wants President Obama to say yes to Keystone XL – and now. Today the […]

NEW OSFC VIDEO: Labor/Business Groups From Across the Country Rally In Support of Keystone XL – Will Obama Listen?

“We desperately need those jobs, and if I was to deliver a message to him, it would be this: Mr. President, put yourself in those shoes, of those 42,000 people.” Click to play the complete video As the State Department prepares to issue its final Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL, labor and union groups […]