The “New Evidence” On Why Obama Should Approve Keystone XL Now

While Americans today are enjoying the tremendous economic benefits of increased North American oil production, opponents of fossil fuels remain committed to their quest of keeping us dependent on sources of energy from unstable regions of the world. Today anti-Keystone XL activist groups such as Bold Nebraska, the Sierra Club and 350.org wrote yet another […]

The Facts NBC Did NOT Tell You About Keystone XL

After nearly six years of review, the Keystone XL pipeline is perhaps the most studied pipeline in the world. It’s also likely the only pipeline that’s been consistently in the media spotlight. So it was very surprising to see a recent NBC news article, entitled “‘We Will Fight': Keystone XL Pipeline Foes Fear Worst for […]

Business/Labor Groups: Obama Keystone XL Delay Not Justified

Today, numerous business groups and unions – ranging from North America’s Building Trades Unions to the National Association of Manufacturers to the American Petroleum Institute –took aim at the president for further stalling the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. In a letter, these forty-four groups said that the Obama administration’s latest delay tactic, purportedly due […]

Support for Keystone XL “hits all-time high” as attendance at protests continues to dwindle

Just a handful of protesters – less than half that showed up to the Earth Day protest – gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial today.  And what was the consensus? Well, CBC perhaps put it best saying it was a “carefully co-ordinated public relations stunt.” As the protesters were busy trying to wade in […]

Enough is Enough – President’s Punt Will Spur A Call To Action

This afternoon, just as folks prepare to head home for Easter, the Obama Administration announced that it will extend the comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, which means a final decision will likely take place after the November 4 elections. As OSFC has noted many times, delay, delay, delay has been President Obama’s strategy […]

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, […]