EPA Chooses Politics Over Facts

By Sabrina Fang Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency released a letter on the Keystone XL pipeline which had the effect desired by the Agency – a distortion of the issue (emphasis added): “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said developing Canadian oil sands would significantly increase greenhouse gases…” says Bloomberg. “Replacing conventional crude with 830,000 barrels of […]

Whom to believe on Keystone XL – activists and Hollywood actors or actual experts?

Today, several news outlets reported on a letter written by former President Jimmy Carter along with other Nobel laureates against Keystone XL.  Considering that the usual suspects – NRDC and the Sierra Club – were behind the effort, it’s no surprise that the letter rehashes opponents’ climate claims, which have been debunked time and time […]

Don’t Let the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Protest

It’s gut-check time for Keystone XL opponents. This week, the State Department Office of Inspector General released a report that absolutely destroys their conflict of interest charge. As Politico rightly noted, the IG’s report “marks yet another defeat for the pipeline’s opponents.” Greenwire called it “a notable blow.” To add insult to injury, over the […]

EPA Administrator McCarthy: “If there’s oil there, someone will find it and use it.”

In yet another blow to Keystone XL opponents’ linchpin argument, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told Boston Globe reporter David Able in an interview today that, regarding Keystone XL, “If there’s oil there, someone will find it and use it.”  As Able tweeted later, “EPA administrator Gina McCarthy didn’t buy the argument that blocking the Keystone […]