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View Diary: Corruption scandal brewing at Clinton State Dept. over Tar Sands Review (246 comments)

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  •  This is from Mikibben's (10+ / 0-)

    op-ed:

    In a 2009 cable obtained by Wikileaks, another State Department higher-up was caught advising Canadian officials on how to spin their message to win favorable media coverage of Canadian crude. And when the State Department picked a consulting firm to help carry out the environmental impact statement on the Keystone pipeline, it chose a company called Cardno Entrix that listed among its chief clients ...TransCanada. The final report, which came out in late August, decided the pipeline would have “no significant impact” on the nearby land and water resources.

    This is laughable — we’re talking about connecting a pipe to one of the largest pools of carbon on earth. Twenty of the nation’s top scientists sent the administration a letter this summer explaining what a disaster it would be. According to NASA’s chief climate scientist, James Hansen, if we tapped the tar sands heavily, it would be “essentially game over” for the climate.

    •  I'm aware of that cable (1+ / 0-)
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      beach babe in fl

      but I believe my comment pertains to this diary.  I'd prefer that folks stay on the subject of the diary rather than add zero and rant about Obama.  When he makes his decision following review by EPA, Interior, Commerce, Transportation, Energy then I'll have a reaction re: his decision.

      Right now, the diary is focusing on the State Dept.

      Vi er alle norske " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 10:31:17 AM PDT

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