Big Question from President Obama’s Press Conference: Where is He Getting His Talking Points for Keystone XL?

Today, President Obama opened his end-of-the-year press conference, proclaiming that 2014 was a “year of action” – meanwhile it’s clear that after six years and five environmental assessments, President Obama still has not even bothered to read the State Department’s report on Keystone XL.   If he had, he would know that every one of his […]

Irony Alert: Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists Cheer Oil Sands Development in Latest Attack on Keystone XL

At OSFC, we have always appreciated the creative stunts Keystone XL opponents have had to muster to make their case against a single pipeline that would increase our access to a stable, affordable and secure supply of oil. This week, a coalition of anti-Keystone XL groups including Bold Nebraska, 350.org, and the Sierra Club released […]

Where is President Obama Getting His Talking Points for Keystone XL? Not From His Own Administration

President Obama “largely stuck to his talking points” on Keystone XL during his appearance on the Colbert Report last night.  The big question we’ve been asking at OSFC for months is: where is President Obama getting these talking points?  Certainly not from his own administration. President Obama clearly still hasn’t read his own State Department’s […]

Mr. President: What’s “Embarrassing” is a Six Year Delay on Keystone XL

It was widely reported this week that President Obama is “embarrassed” that the United States is “falling behind” countries like China when it comes to building the infrastructure needed to sustain a growing economy.  As he said about a convention center that was built in China: “They had built it in a year.” Meanwhile, it […]

Why Doesn’t President Obama Listen to His Own State Department on Keystone XL?

Has President Obama ever read the State Department’s Final Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL? If he had, he would know that many of the concerns he has raised about the project have already been answered by his own administration. After six years of study and five environmental impact evaluations, the State Department concluded that […]

Momentum for Keystone XL Surges Ahead of Senate Vote

As the Senate gets ready to vote this evening on a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, support only continues to build.  The latest poll from USA Today shows that “By 60%-25%, those surveyed say Congress and Obama should approve construction of the Keystone pipeline.”  Of course, that’s not surprising considering that poll after […]