DeSmogBlog: TransCanada Spent $540,000 Lobbying in Third Quarter For Keystone XL Pipeline

Obama-Keystone XL-Hillary.png TransCanada Corp, the company hoping to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, spent $540,000 on lobbying in the third quarter of 2011, according to lobbying disclosure records released this week. In addition to $390,000 reported by Paul Elliott, TransCanada Pipelines, Ltd's infamous in-house lobbyist, two outside firms lobbied on TransCanada's behalf to promote the Keystone ...

DeSmogBlog: Keystone XL Lobbyists Web of Corruption Infographic

Now that the web of Keystone XL tar sands industry lobbyists connected to Hillary Clinton has grown far beyond Paul Elliott, DeSmogBlog, Oil Change International, The Other 98% and Friends of the Earth have produced a new white board infographic to help everyone visualize this cast of characters.  If the text is hard to read on ...

DeSmogBlog: Hillary Clinton’s Keystone XL Crony Lobbyists Problem

Hillary Keystone XL pipeline.png Hillary Clinton and the State Department have the final word on whether to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, unless President Obama intervenes. The influence of tar sands industry lobbyists connected to Hillary Clinton is finally getting some media attention, but there is still more to this story. Clinton's State Department ...

DeSmogBlog: State Department Emails Reveal Cozy Relationship With TransCanada Lobbyist

Hillary-Keystone XL.png Friends of the Earth today released "deeply disturbing" emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request illustrating "pro-pipeline bias and complicity at the State Department‚" over the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The 200 pages of new documents [PDF] show that TransCanada lobbyist Paul Elliott, who served as deputy national campaign ...

TransCanada bedfellows with the US State Department

Wonder things don’t change as much as you’d hoped? Disappointed in Obama and in Canada’s disassociated opposition? It all really comes down to simple things. Money. Messaging. Discipline. The other side’s got all three in spades. You can’t compete against that unless you also bring them to the table. Not gonna happen. So it’s no surprise to ...

DeSmogBlog: Friends of the Earth Asks Justice Department To Investigate TransCanada lobbyist Paul Elliott

Elliott-Clinton.png Friends of the Earth today filed a request with the U.S. Department of Justice [PDF] asking the DOJ to investigate whether Paul Elliott, the notorious TransCanada tar sands lobbyist with deep ties to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, failed to disclose his foreign agent status when lobbying the State Department about the controversial Keystone ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Hillary Clinton’s State Department Oil Services and the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton State Dept Oil Services Keystone XL.png With over 700 people arrested so far in the Keystone XL tar sands action taking place at the Obama White House, and widespread distrust and criticism of the State Department’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), this is a critical moment in the fight against a disastrous proposal ...