Happy Canada Day!

Here at Oil Sands Fact Check, we’d like to wish Canada a very happy Canada Day! On the birthday of our neighbor and ally, it’s important to highlight the crucial relationship between our two nations – one that could lead to a mutual goal: North American energy security. Canada has the third largest oil reserves […]

IEA: Canadian Oil Sands Not to Blame for Global GHG Emissions

During an interview this week in Ottawa, IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol said that continued development of Canada’s oil sands and addressing climate change concerns can go hand in hand. Noting that Canada is not a significant source of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, Birol said, “Compared to the major emitting countries, this is not […]

Careful Making “Swift” Judgments on the Oil Sands

In a recent Switchboard blog post, attorney Anthony Swift of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), took a tip from OSFC and developed his own point-counterpoint rebuttal of the facts we’ve continuously laid out on OilSandsFactCheck.org. Claiming that the pipeline industry feels it requires no due diligence in transporting oil sands crude, Swift argues that […]

All Things Considered?

NPR dives into the Keystone XL debate, only to tell less than half the story 1892 Facebook mentions 161 Comments 104 Tweets 75 Recommendations That is the response (as of Aug. 21), captured through social media, to National Public Radio’s (NPR) latest “All Things Considered” piece about Keystone, Kalamazoo and oil sands crudes. That’s a […]