FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 JANUARY 2015 In response to the Nebraska Supreme Court decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route, Steve Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International released the following statement: “While the route for Keystone XL may have been approved on a technicality, passing the climate test is a much higher … Read More
Statement on President Obama’s veto threat of Keystone XL legislation
The President is right to threaten a veto of legislation to approve the pipeline, just as he’ll be right to reject Keystone XL once and for all. The pipeline clearly fails the climate test that the President set out last year, particularly with low oil prices.
Oil money behind Keystone XL Senate bill breaks 20 million dollars
Senators cosponsoring the pro-Keystone XL bill introduced today have received roughly 5 times more in oil industry cash than those who remained off the bill.
Keystone XL: What Did API Know and When? Groups FOIA State Department for Communication with Big Oil, Canadian Government
Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, and Oil Change International have filed a FOIA request to the State Department to unearth insider communications with the Canadian government and oil industry in the weeks leading up to the release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
Thousands gather across the nation to say #NoKXL
One thing is already clear tonight: the movement to stand up against Big Oil, dirty tar sands, and disastrous pipeline projects is strong, determined, and beautiful.
State of our climate: Obama can’t have it both ways
Instead of the rousing call to action on the greatest challenge of our generation that it could have been, what this speech will be remembered for is the President’s defense of disastrous energy policy that is doomed to fail.
Don’t buy the last ditch Harper Keystone XL ploy
News broke today that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has written a letter to President Obama that, according to CBC reporting, “formally propos[ed] ‘joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector,” in exchange for approval of Keystone XL. The specific details of the offer from Harper are yet to be … Read More
TransCanada’s distorted “view of the facts” on Keystone XL
TransCanada’s latest letter to the State Department regarding Keystone XL is riddled with inaccuracies, out-of-date analysis, and distortions that have been proven wrong time and again.
Infographic: Piling up Keystone XL’s Petcoke
New Infographic! There are many reasons that the Keystone XL pipeline will clearly exacerbate the problem of climate pollution…but one that is often overlooked at our peril is the problem of petroleum coke (aka “petcoke”).
Natural Resources Committee votes for Big Oil
Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to hear that the GOP-led Natural Resources committee of the House of Representatives followed the Energy and Commerce Committee’s lead in voting to advance a bill designed to circumvent normal process and force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Even more astute readers will also not … Read More