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  •  I don't understand the contract relationships (3+ / 0-)
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    elwior, cotterperson, WarrenS

    Dept. of State had a contractor write the Draft EIS and from what I gather the same contractor did work for Transcanada and/or other parts of the oil industry.   This article seems to say that somehow Transcanada paid for the EIS in a contractual relationship with the consultant.  Is that a required procedure and burden for all pipeline applicants?

    If Transcanada and/or the consultant entered into an agreement with Department of State, if such an agreement or the products of the agreement was somehow considered fraudulent, then there is analysis that should be carried out under the Federal False Claims Act....a potentially powerful tool for citizen suits.

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