Keystone XL Corruption Investigation

SUBHEAD: Chart below shows corruption in US government review of Keystone XL pipeline.

 By Rachel Cernansky on 7 October 2011 for TreeHugger - (

Image above: Detail of corruption in Keystone XK Pipeline approval process starting with Hillary Clinton. From article below.

A new chart out today illustrates the revolving door between politics in DC and the oil industry: specifically TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The chart, an investigation "white board," was put out by Oil Change International, DeSmogBlog, The Other 98% and Friends of the Earth. Click through to see the full graphic, which shows an array of State Department officials, oil interests, lobbyists and campaign donors leading all the way to Secretary Clinton and President Obama—but really, it speaks for itself.  

By Staff on 6 October 2011 for Friends of the Earth -  

The tangled web of corruption surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline implicates lobbyists and government officials alike. DeSmogBlog, Oil Change International, The Other 98% and Friends of the Earth investigated the cozy relationships between key State Department officials and corporate lobbyists, and they lead all the way to the president’s doorstep.

President Obama made a campaign promise to shut out oil lobbyists, yet the State Department’s blatant bias toward approving the Keystone XL pipeline is a clear example of oil influence over our democracy.

Check out the investigation board below and then take action to urge President Obama to end oil lobby influence and stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
Image above: Reduced size of whole Keystone XK Pipeline corruption chart. for full size see original article.


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