Posted March 2, 2015
Obama’s Claim that Keystone XL Oil ‘Bypasses the U.S.’ Earns Four Pinocchios
The Washington Post (Glenn Kessler): President Obama, seeking to explain his veto of a bill that would have leapfrogged the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline, in an interview with a North Dakota station repeated some false claims that hadpreviously earned him Pinocchios. Yet he managed to make his statement even more misleading than before, suggesting the pipeline would have no benefit for American producers at all.
The Fact Checker obviously takes no position on the pipeline, and has repeatedly skewered both sides for overinflated rhetoric. Yet the president’s latest comments especially stand out. Let’s review the facts again.
Read more: http://wapo.st/1GIK2ym
More industry news:
Opinion: Keystone XL: Vetoing Energy Security and the Environment: http://bit.ly/1M21VsZ
Atmospheric Water Generation Offers Untapped Water Source: http://bit.ly/1wESA94
Improvements Planned for Fracking Chemical Disclosure Website: http://n.pr/1GILMru
Dow Bets $6 Billion That U.S. Fracking Boom Will Last Another Decade: http://onforb.es/1AxrEmo
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.