18 May '11, 9pm

Hillary Clinton's State Department Sued Over Failure To Reveal Contacts With TransCanada Tar Sands Lobbyist #oilsands

Suspicions that such lobbying pressure had occurred were stoked by Secretary Clinton's inappropriate public statements in California last fall, where she told an audience that she was "inclined to" approve the Keystone XL project . Many environmental groups called on Clinton to recuse herself from the Keystone XL pipeline decision, noting that her tentative nod of approval was extremely premature. The State Department had not yet completed its mandated environmental impact statement, nor reviewed the huge numbers of public comments about the merits and demerits of the Keystone XL project. So how had Secretary Clinton reached her inclination to approve the pipeline without waiting on the due diligence of her State Department staff? Whether or not Elliott did contact Secretary Clinton or her staff remains to be seen, largely because the State Department rejected the groups' ...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/hillary-clinton-s-state-departm...

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