13 Jun '11, 4am

Sarah Palin Driven to Get BP Pipeline, Emails Reveal via @ecopolitology

Sarah Palin Driven to Get BP Pipeline, Emails Reveal via @ecopolitology

The Friday release of Sarah Palin's emails from her relatively short tenure as Governor of Alaska and rise to fame nationally (leading up to the 2008 election) have resulted in feverish scanning by journalists worldwide. One particular story of interest concerns her efforts to get BP behind a 1,700-mile gas pipeline that would cross North America... one year after the state's worst oil spill in history, a BP oil spill. Some of the most interesting points of that story, for me, are related to Palin's borderline inappropriateness in relation to BP . "At times, Palin's desire to cultivate a close relationship with BP appears to threaten a conflict of interest," as reporters from Guardian News and Media write. Palin was asked by her office to respond to an email from a local Republican politician about who should sit on BP's Benevolent Giving Board. Palin shoots the reply: "My...

Full article: http://ecopolitology.org/2011/06/13/sarah-palin-driven-to...

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