27 Sep '11, 9pm

Justice Department To Investigate Top Pipeline Lobbyist #NoKXL #TarSandsAction

Violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act can result in huge fines for people who lobby on behalf of foreign corporations who fail to disclose their actions. The letter from Friends of the Earth's attorney to the Department of Justice can be found here . "Paul Elliott, a government relations employee of TransCanada, has acted as agent of a foreign principal and therefore violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act. We respectfully request that you immediately open an investigation of this matter," wrote Friends of the Earth attorney Gail Harmon. Meanwhile, the State Department held hearings today in Lincoln, Nebraska to hear comment about whether the Keystone XL pipeline is in the "national interest." Thousands turned out for the hearing, and the opposition was buoyed by a letter of support from Lincoln state Senator Bill Avery: I am extremely concerned about TransCan...

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