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 […]
By Sabrina Fang Democrats and Republicans have started 2015 on the right foot, proving they can come together to pass meaningful legislation and they have. Both chambers have passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. But the big question is will the president embrace this bipartisan accomplishment and work with Congress or will he […]
By Cindy Schild In blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is blocking the very same jobs and economic opportunity he now lobbies for on behalf of the American middle class. In saying no to the Keystone XL, the president is saying no to working Americans, many of whom helped him win those two elections […]
By Sabrina Fang Over the next several days the Senate is expected to debate legislation advancing the Keystone XL pipeline. The hope is that a “clean” pro-Keystone XL bill will be sent to the president. A number amendments to the legislation may be proposed, but the best course is for a clean, bipartisan bill to […]
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 […]
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 […]