Two Years after Obama’s Visit to Cushing, Numbers Show Economic Value of Keystone XL

Two years ago this Saturday, President Obama travelled to Cushing, Oklahoma to announce his support for the Gulf Coast Project – the southern leg of Keystone XL.  At that time, he said he would be directing his administration “to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles, and make this project a priority, […]

Ahead of Keystone XL Senate Hearing, OSFC Presents the Top Ten Most Egregious Claims made by Sierra Club’s Michael Brune

As a recent op ed by the Sierra Club’s Michael Brune clearly shows, opponents aren’t giving up on their fallacious claims regarding Keystone XL, despite the fact that they have been completely discredited by experts at the State Department, highly regarded research institutions, Obama administration officials, and even prominent climate scientists. No doubt Brune will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Business and Labor to Obama in 2014: Keystone XL Means Jobs, Economic Growth

AFL-CIO President touts Keystone XL WATCH: Facing the White House, Labor and Union Groups Urge Obama to Approve Keystone XL WATCH: Labor/Business Groups From Across the Country Rally In Support of Keystone XL – Will Obama Listen? WATCH: Growing bipartisan voices say Keystone XL is the key to energy security Support for Keystone XL only […]

Washington Post: “many government officials privately back” Keystone XL

Yesterday, Twitter was abuzz with the news that former Obama national security adviser Thomas E. Donilon said that he “probably would” advise approval of the Keystone XL pipeline due to the energy security benefits it would bring. But what has received less attention – and is perhaps even more telling –  is what the Washington […]