Talking Dirty in the President’s Ear

October 25, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

The revolving door between the Obama Administration and TransCanada keeps on spinning, despite a decision on the hugely controversial pipeline just weeks away. Let’s not forget the first revolving door story, which revolves around Paul Elliott, who is TransCanada’s lobbyist promoting Keystone XL. Elliot worked for Hilary Clinton during her 2008 campaign.  Recently released embarrassing … Read More

November 6th Tar Sands Action at the White House

October 24, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

On Sunday November 6 the Tar Sands Action will return to Washington DC to send an unmistakable message to the President. Exactly one year before the election, we want to encircle the whole White House to ask President Obama to reject Keystone XL and live up to his promise to free us from the tyranny … Read More

Big Oil Buys Democratic Support for Keystone XL

October 19, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Featured, Separate Oil and State

Earlier today, twenty-two House Democrats sent a letter to President Obama expressing their support for the Keystone XL pipeline project.  The letter was announced in a press release from TransCanada.  Both the letter and the press release predictably recycle discredited arguments for Keystone XL on energy security and jobs. What TransCanada didn’t mention is that … Read More

Senators Express “Serious Concern” Over KXL

October 18, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Last week I blogged about the revelation that the US State Department had actually assigned an important Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to a company with financial ties to the pipeline company itself, TransCanada. The final contractor chosen – Cardno Entrix – was recommended by TransCanada despite the fact … Read More

Keystone XL Crime Scene Investigation

October 11, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth, the Other 98% and DeSmogBlog have mapped the tangled web of corruption around the Keystone XL pipeline.  Check it out and then click the image to send your letter demanding that President Obama reject the lobbyists and say no to Keystone XL.      

The Conflict of Interest that Should Stop Keystone

October 10, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Note: See our new infographic on Keystone XL here! At Friday’s electric final hearing into the proposed controversial Keystone XL pipeline, one of the recurring themes was that the US State Department has consistently taken sides with TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, even before the consultation has finished. Such was the clamour of accusatory … Read More

State Department Hears Public Comment on Keystone XL

October 7, 2011By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Featured

Oil Change International Research Director Lorne Stockman joined dozens of speakers today in testifying before the State Department in Washington, DC on the Keystone XL pipeline. You can download and listen to a recording of Lorne’s testimony. The proposed 1,700 mile pipeline would bring up to 900,000 barrels per day of dirty tar sands crude … Read More