ICYMI: CEA in DC Examiner: Why are we conceding Canadian oil to China?

Does Canadian oil have more carbon in it than oil from the Middle East? No. Does gasoline derived from Canadian oil emit more carbon dioxide than gasoline from Middle East oil? Nope. But none of that matters: Under an LCFS, ‘heavy’ oils – wherever they come from – get the boot, and light oils – no matter how unstable their …

Canadian Energy Under Attack in Washington, In China’s Crosshairs

Proposals are being advanced in Washington – with the not-so-implicit backing of President Obama – that would effectively halt safe, secure, affordable, reliable and much-needed Canadian energy supplies from reaching American consumers. Coined a low-carbon fuel standard, or LCFS, such a one-size-fits-all regime would block secure sources of North American energy from entering the US market. Proponents claim an LCFS …

Back to School: CEA Asks NSC to Study Security Risks Associated with an LCFS

The non-partisan Consumer Energy Alliance, with its nearly 200,000 grassroots supporters and more than 120 affiliates, firmly believes – as independent studies have shown – that a national, one-size-fits-all low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) will be damaging for American consumers, our struggling workforce, and our national security. Under an LCFS, more carbon intensive energy forms, such as affordable, available, and reliable …

CEA Asks National Security Advisor to Analyze Security Risks of a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

Letter to Gen. Jones comes on heels of China’s $1.7 billion investment in two Alberta oil sands projects, State Department approval of Alberta Clipper HOUSTON – How could the passage of a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in Washington adversely impact U.S. security, all while costing American workers thousands of high-wage jobs and billions in lost revenue? That’s the question Consumer …

Talkin’ to Truckers on “The Open Road”

David Holt, president of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), recently joined Dave Nemo on his radio show “The Open Road” to discuss the energy, national security and economic problems associated with low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) proposals under consideration in Washington. In case you missed it, here are some of the key takeaways from Holt’s interview: On the Reality of an LCFS …

North American Energy > OPEC

This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper traveled to Washington to meet with President Obama and congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. CEA’s David Holt, who released this statement about yesterday’s meeting, was quoted in today’s Globe and Mail: “Canada is among our most important economic and strategic partners and a critical supplier of secure, affordable energy to American consumers; indeed, we …

CEA: Canadian Energy Critical to US Economy, National Security

With Prime Minister Harper in Washington, non-partisan consumer group calls on North American leaders to reject LCFS proposals WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Prime Minister Steven Harper met with President Barack Obama to discuss a number of critical issues – and energy, as expected, was among the most prominent. David Holt, president of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), issued this statement …

ICYMI: MN Radio on Alberta Clipper: “On a scale of one to 10, this project is a 12”

Business, unions laud energy project “So this pipeline coming along at this time of the year for these guys is just one heck of a shot in the arm,” Dan Kingsley, a representative of the equipment operators union based in Virginia, Minn., said. “For those businesses that have kind of been on the fence, now they’re seeing a big swing …

Dear Mr. President

5 Questions Stephen Harper Might Want to Ask President Obama at the White House Today Today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss ways in which our nations can build on the strong economic and strategic relationship we have in place, and help one another emerge from the current economic downturn …

Greenpeace’s War on Reality

Group hopes release of “new” report filled with tired, old invective on the Canadian oil sands impacts LCFS policy debate in Washington Though they may be separated by a border and an acronym, activists pushing for a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in the United States and those working to end the development of the oil sands in Canada are fighting …