23 Mar '12, 6pm

Wealthy Donors Dump Obama Over Climate Fails, Keystone XL Approval

Wealthy Donors Dump Obama Over Climate Fails, Keystone XL Approval

Pete Souza, WhiteHouse.gov /Public Domain Green donors claim they're dumping Obama after he announced he'll 'fast track' the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (its southern half, anyway). They're especially mad that the president hasn't even so much as acknowledged the threat the pipeline project poses to climate change, and that he's eager to approve drilling projects to appeal to moderates but won't even discuss global warming in public. Politico's Morning Energy newsletter featured a roundup of various donor reactions to Obama's speech yesterday. Here are a few of the more interesting ones: "The president can support solar, but if he is also championing oil and gas drilling, the glaciers will still melt, the seas will still rise, and his kids and mine will have a very scary future," Betsy Taylor, a philanthropic adviser to several climate donors and foundations, told ME. "...

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