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: 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: Keystone Debate

MYTH: The Keystone debate is a pure political play and a partisan issue. FACT: The Keystone XL debate has in fact turned into a political issue – one that fosters bipartisan support and consideration of all economic and environmental impacts. In April 2012, a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support […]

Myth vs. Fact: Profits from the Keystone Project

MYTH: Only ‘Big Oil’ stands to profit from a successful Keystone project. FACT: The Keystone XL will create jobs, boost the economy and secure U.S. energy supply. Had the project not been delayed, in addition to the pipeline jobs, Keystone XL would have created upwards of 10,000 U.S. jobs in 2012 alone due to the […]

Myth vs. Fact: Construction of the Keystone XL

MYTH: The construction of the Keystone XL will create few jobs with little potential for employment longevity. FACT: TransCanada has defined project labor agreements. The Keystone XL (KXL) project will support about 20,000 jobs in the U.S. – 13,000 construction jobs and 7,000 manufacturing jobs over two years – representing work for pipefitters, welders, electricians, […]