KXL opponents give “conflict of interest” tactic another try

On Friday, news outlets began reporting that, at the request of Friends of the Earth and the Checks and Balances Project, the State Department Office of Inspector General had “opened an inquiry into a possible conflict of interest” regarding State Department’s Draft Environment Impact Statement. This scheme from opponents is nothing new.  Remember, they tried […]

Watch: State Department on President Obama’s Keystone XL Jobs Claims: “Sounds like there’s some confusion on this issue”

Imagine you are the spokesperson at the State Department live on TV having to answer questions from a number of reporters trying to find out how President Obama came up with the Keystone XL job numbers he cited in his New York Times interview this weekend. They certainly didn’t come from the State Department Draft […]

Keystone XL: Every Job Matters

On the same day that the Washington Post gave President Obama “Two Pinocchios” for his claims about jobs on Keystone XL, the president doubled down and said the pipeline will only mean 50 permanent jobs. This number, however, ignores the thousands of jobs needed for construction of the pipeline and all the jobs associated with […]

President Obama Should Read the State Department Report on Keystone XL

Has President Obama read his own State Department’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS)? From his interview over the weekend in the New York Times it doesn’t look like it.  If he had he would know that his State Department found – after almost five years of review and numerous studies – that Keystone XL would […]

Debunking Opponents’ Latest Claims on Keystone XL

Oil Sands Fact Check Report Ever since the State Department released its Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in March finding that Keystone XL will not significantly increase greenhouse emissions because Canada will still develop its oil sands, Keystone XL opponents have attempted to utilize everything in their playbook to try and undermine the report. […]

In Case You Missed It…New Editorials Support Keystone XL

As you get ready for the Fourth of July holiday, you may have missed several new editorials supporting the Keystone XL pipeline. Over the past few weeks, editorial boards from Chicago to Billings, Montana have responded to President Obama’s declaration that the approval of Keystone XL hinges on a finding that the pipeline will not […]