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Democrats probe Koch's interest in oil sands pipe
Reuters ^ | May 20 2011 | Reuters

Posted on 05/20/2011 3:47:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Democratic U.S. lawmakers have asked Congressional panels to look into whether Koch, an energy company led by brothers who are powerhouses in conservative politics, will benefit if the Obama administration approves a $7 billion pipeline to bring crude from Canada into the United States.

U.S. Representatives Henry Waxman and Bobby Rush wrote a letter on Friday to Republicans chairing the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and one of its subcommittees, asking them to request documents from Koch Industries regarding the extent to which the company would benefit if the Keystone XL oil sands line would be built.

Privately held Koch is co-owned by David Koch, the founder of Americans for Prosperity -- a group aligned with the conservative Tea Party movement -- and his brother Charles. The Koch family has also funded conservative causes in energy including giving $1 million to back a proposition in California last year that would have put on hold a state law to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ban; bobbyrush; davidkoch; democrats; drilling; energy; gas; jobs; keystone; koch; kochbrothers; kochindustries; oil; oilsands; pipeline; teaparty; waxman

1 posted on 05/20/2011 3:47:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

2 posted on 05/20/2011 3:51:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nostrildumbass


3 posted on 05/20/2011 3:52:00 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Energy Independence? Oil Sands Key to Security & Jobs
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2717289/posts

State Department Environmental Study Backs Keystone Pipeline
http://energycitizens.org/EC/Community/energycitizens/b/weblog/archive/2011/04/25/state-department-environmental-study-backs-keystone-pipeline.aspx
support the pipeline:
http://energycitizens.org/ec/advocacy/composeletters.aspx?alertid=1159


4 posted on 05/20/2011 3:52:16 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Reuters prints this to help put pressure on Repubs to investigate a Republican-supporting company. If Repubs sent a letter requesting Dems to investigate a lefty-supporting organization, Reuters would probably ignore it.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 3:53:13 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They should respond by investigating whether Soros benefits from US money going to Petrobras.


6 posted on 05/20/2011 3:54:46 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: jeffc

This is straight from the Alinsky handbook.


7 posted on 05/20/2011 3:55:37 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Remember to these flaming scumbags, only the “right” people can benefit.


8 posted on 05/20/2011 3:55:47 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (How much longer can the charade last?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Politics as class warfare - the Democratic Party is shameless. They never investigate themselves yet are very, very guilty.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 3:55:48 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Why doesn’t the gop play these games?


10 posted on 05/20/2011 3:58:54 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What exactly is the problem in having an interest in this?


11 posted on 05/20/2011 4:00:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And so they might... so what, unless there is some undue influence vs. national energy interests on who builds the pipe line or where it is located. Somebody whether Koch or whoever is going to earn profits here, not that there’s anything wrong with that.


12 posted on 05/20/2011 4:03:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Is it me or are we getting into Bill of Attainder area here?


13 posted on 05/20/2011 4:03:34 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - H. L Mencken)
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To: Brilliant

how?


14 posted on 05/20/2011 4:04:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
How do you say Go to Hell in Sus?
15 posted on 05/20/2011 4:04:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

WTF?


16 posted on 05/20/2011 4:05:40 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: jeffc

did anyone ever investigate this?:

“IG report shows Obama WH rewrote Gulf spill report to support moratorium”

When the Obama White House announced its moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP-Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in April, the administration insisted that they followed the recommendations of its panel of experts. This story blew up when the panel of experts insisted that they had not recommended any kind of blanket moratorium, and that one simply wasn’t necessary to address the deficiencies at MMS that contributed to the catastrophic fire and spill. A new report from the Inspector General probing the White House response accuses the administration of rewriting key sections of the report in order to falsely give the impression that the panel had made that recommendation:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44921.html

The White House rewrote crucial sections of an Interior Department report to suggest an independent group of scientists and engineers supported a six-month ban on offshore oil drilling, the Interior inspector general says in a new report.

In the wee hours of the morning of May 27, a staff member to White House energy adviser Carol Browner sent two edited versions of the department report’s executive summary back to Interior. The language had been changed to insinuate the seven-member panel of outside experts – who reviewed a draft of various safety recommendations – endorsed the moratorium, according to the IG report obtained by POLITICO.

http://www.politico.com/static/PPM152_101109_oig_report.html

-—DEC. 2010


17 posted on 05/20/2011 4:05:40 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nah, the Phantom has lots more hair.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 4:06:20 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Did we ever find out why BP got all those procedure exemptions from the OBummer Minerals Management agency and why the OBummer appointed head of the agency resigned..........Just wondering about that.
19 posted on 05/20/2011 4:06:20 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The ugly one always wears glasses.../s


20 posted on 05/20/2011 4:08:08 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Prediction: the RATS will waste a bunch of our money on this and find nothing.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 4:08:16 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
THAT'S the criteria?

Whether someone besides the gummint might have profit and/or power ?


It is our duty to cast off this administration.

22 posted on 05/20/2011 4:08:50 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’ll bet they didn’t ask for an investigation into Paul Pelosi’s company’s government contracts, and whether there was any potential for conflict of interest on Nutsy Pelosi’s part.


23 posted on 05/20/2011 4:14:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: upchuck
Nah, the Phantom has lots more hair.

True, but twins often go bald at different rates. They're brothers. No doubt about it.

24 posted on 05/20/2011 4:16:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jeffc
That's how to handle this. Say, "sure, we'll investigate Koch, if we also broaden the scope of the investigation to include George Soros, Peter Lewis, and Ellen Malcolm. And while we're at it, let's take a look at the Tides Foundation, the Ruckus Society, and PeTA. And, oh yeah, let's take a real close look at all those donors of unverified identity who contributed via credit card to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign."
25 posted on 05/20/2011 4:20:53 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Lemme see if I understand. If conservative entrepreneurs stand to gain finacially from more oil being transported into the United States, then construction of the pipeline may not be approved?

I must be missing something.

26 posted on 05/20/2011 4:28:11 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Democratic U.S. lawmakers have asked Congressional panels to look into whether Koch, an energy company led by brothers who are powerhouses in conservative politics, will benefit if the Obama administration approves a $7 billion pipeline to bring crude from Canada into the United States...”

Dumba$$ Commies aways expect something for nothing. It’s busienss at its best and yes we will make a profit!


27 posted on 05/20/2011 4:36:23 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m a hell of a lot “more interested” in if it will provide long-term benefits to the U.S. economy.... >PS


28 posted on 05/20/2011 4:44:02 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I think it's time Dems look into GE and how much they are making from “Green Energy”.
29 posted on 05/21/2011 12:30:42 AM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Investigate the labor unions.


30 posted on 05/21/2011 7:38:03 AM PDT by Brilliant
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