If you’re like us, by this point in the Keystone XL saga you probably feel like you are listening to a broken record when it comes to Big Oil’s talking points. With each passing milestone along the road towards a decision on the dirty tar sands pipeline, new press releases are sent with the same tired lines about imaginary jobs, elusive energy security, dubious safety records, and miraculously disappeared climate impacts.
You’ll have to forgive us for not being able to let all that BS pass by unanswered. We help separate the myths from the facts as best we can.
But TransCanada and their friends in the oil industry have spent millions of dollars pushing these talking points over the years and we’re starting to (almost) feel sorry for them. After all, when the facts aren’t on your side, the battle is that much harder.
So, being the generous souls that we are, we thought we’d save the industry a few million dollars and create a website that can generate their requisite talking points for them! We are proud to introduce: BigOilTalkingPoints.com!
On the site you’ll find a cutting edge “Keystone XL Myth Machine” — with a simple click of a button you can have your very own oily talking point generated for you!
Now, of course, some of these talking points may contradict others. And some may rely on things other than “the truth.” But don’t let such contradictions and truthiness get in the way of a catchy talking point! The Keystone XL Myth Generator will happily provide you with talking points from the best and brightest of Big Oil’s communications machine.
Unlike Big Oil, we don’t have millions upon millions of dollars to spend on ad agencies, PR firms, and massive communications campaigns. But luckily, we’ve got the facts on our side. And they’re also there for you to see, just below those pesky Big Oil talking points.
We encourage you to have a look. Arm yourself with the facts. And help us beat back the Big Oil Talking Points machine.