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Please Thank President Obama
National Resource Defense Committee ^ | 1/18/12 | Beinecke

Posted on 01/18/2012 7:19:36 PM PST by pabianice

Let’s face it: Big Oil is used to getting its way. But not any more.

President Obama has just rejected a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline -- a project that promised riches for the oil giants and an environmental disaster for the rest of us.

His decision represents a victory of historic proportions for NRDC and hundreds of thousands of committed activists like you who have waged an uphill, years-long fight against one of the most nightmarish fossil fuel projects of our time.

Please thank the President right away for his game-changing decision.

But get ready to keep the pressure on the Obama Administration -- because Big Oil is going to fight back hard and fast.

Why? Because this was a prime-time fight. The oil giants made sure of that.

First, they had their Congressional boosters put the President to an election-year test by forcing him to decide the pipeline’s fate within 60 days. Then, the oil lobby itself rolled out its biggest PR guns to get the job done.

The head of the American Petroleum Institute sent the White House a very public and blatant warning: Approve the Keystone XL or face "huge political consequences."

Big Oil put all its political capital on the line -- and a ton of money, too -- AND LOST!

They lost because millions of Americans -- including you -- stood up and said, We’re done with fossil fuel schemes that destroy our land, poison our water and wreak havoc with our climate so that oil companies can make out like bandits.

And because Big Oil lost, this is not the end of the fight. This is the beginning of the real battle for America’s energy future.

That battle will be fought in Congress, where Representatives who’ve collected $12 million from the oil & gas industry over the past two years are sure to try to raise Keystone from the dead . . . it will be fought in British Columbia, where the oil giants want to ram a tar sands pipeline and supertanker traffic through the heart of the Spirit Bear’s coastal rainforest home . . . it will be fought in the Polar Bear Seas, where the Interior Department has given tentative approval for Shell to begin drilling this summer . . . and it will be fought state by state where NRDC is championing clean energy alternatives to a grim, pollution-filled future of coal-fired power plants, environmentally destructive fracking and offshore oil spills.

I know you’ll stand with us shoulder to shoulder in the critical weeks, months and years ahead. We need your kind of never-say-die commitment -- the kind that killed the Keystone XL and just made our collective future a little bit brighter. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke President

P.S. Please be sure to thank President Obama. It’s so important that the White House feel overwhelming support for taking this stand against Big Oil, because we’ll soon be asking them to face down the oil giants again.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gettherope; keystone; keystonexlpipeline; nrdc; opec; sierraclub
Thank President Obama Here!
1 posted on 01/18/2012 7:19:37 PM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

What? C’mon now. Nancy Pelosi said the credit goes to Boehner!


2 posted on 01/18/2012 7:21:32 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: pabianice

Where were these “millions of Americans” (probably most not even close to where the pipe line would be) that asked for the pipe line to be nixed?

My gosh, these folks can only think to demonize their opponents. When they all stop driving “big oil” fueled cars, flying “big oil” fueled jets etc., then maybe they have a non hypocritical leg to stand on.


3 posted on 01/18/2012 7:22:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: pabianice

You can clear out the pre-pasted text and fill in something like “thanks for nothing you idiot” — but no way to change the subject line, and of course nobody will bother to read the bodies of the email.

Also it tries to figure out who you were before. They thought I was some joker in Seattle, Washington.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 7:26:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: pabianice

Thank the son of a b.... for destroying this country? How the sorry bastard ever got to be president is a mystery and I live for the day when we will run Obama’s sorry ass back to Kenya. The Marxist SOB is an abomination and likely demonically possessed and an agent of the anti-christ. The worst president of this republic and should be tried for treason and shot by a firing squad after he is found guilty. And these are the kindest words I can say about Obama.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 7:27:31 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: pabianice
Thanks...dick.

It's great how you just made sure that gas prices are going to go up and that more jobs, that we need, are not going to be available.

Thanks for the reminder that you are a completely out of touch, out of your depth, mistake.

The Republic will survive you Mr. President. I just hope to God we survive the people who were dumb enough to vote for you and the fools who want to vote for you again.

6 posted on 01/18/2012 7:28:16 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: pabianice

Dear Mr. 0bama,

Now I expect to be paying $5.00 gal for gas (to get to MY JOB), probably before summer. As a result, I don’t know if I’ll have enough money left to heat and cool my home or buy food for my family. I may have to quit working and go on public assistance. Thanks a lot!

Signed,

Joe Workingman


7 posted on 01/18/2012 7:28:27 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks pabianice.
National Resource Defense Committee: Let’s face it: Big Oil is used to getting its way. But not any more.
Let's face it, the NRDC is an anti-American organizations, all the members of which belong at the end of a rope for trying to starve and freeze to death the working people as well as the unemployed.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 7:28:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Jukeman
How the sorry bastard ever got to be president is a mystery

Nancy Pelosi signed the document confirming his eligibility. Hawaii refused to confirm him.

Question is, did she confirm without verify. If so, did she break the law?

9 posted on 01/18/2012 7:31:53 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: Volunteer
The Republic will survive you Mr. President. I just hope to God we survive the people who were dumb enough to vote for you and the fools who want to vote for you again.

I pray you are right that the Republic will indeed survive this Marxist bastard. There are days that I wonder.

10 posted on 01/18/2012 7:33:13 PM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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To: Jukeman

Thank the son of a b.... for destroying this country? How the sorry bastard ever got to be president is a mystery and I live for the day when we will run Obama’s sorry ass back to Kenya. The Marxist SOB is an abomination and likely demonically possessed and an agent of the anti-christ. The worst president of this republic and should be tried for treason and shot by a firing squad after he is found guilty. And these are the kindest words I can say about Obama.

Sugar Coated Rant Of The Year WINNER !!


11 posted on 01/18/2012 7:33:40 PM PST by onona (Jukeman tag line is right on (sadly))
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To: pabianice
...a project that promised riches for the oil giants and an environmental disaster for the rest of us.

That was enough.

One of these days I'm going to start a company named "Big Oil" and sue these sh*tbirds every time they say something bad about it.

12 posted on 01/18/2012 7:35:10 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: pabianice

thank him for the $4+ / gal gas every tine you fill up

actually, as you pump...you should yell “thank you, 0bama!” for very gallon going in


13 posted on 01/18/2012 7:36:44 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: pabianice
You left off the

BARF ALERT!!!


14 posted on 01/18/2012 7:38:59 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: sten

Thank you sir, may I have another !

(insert Kevin Bacon picture here)


15 posted on 01/18/2012 7:40:05 PM PST by onona (Jukeman's tag line is right on (sadly))
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To: pabianice

Dear President Obama.

I wanted to thank you for stopping the Key Stone Pipeline from polluting our earth. By ending this lame brained idea, you not only prevented 20,000 jobs in the dirty oil producing industry, you also slowed the monster of this resource extracting economy that has no respect for mother earth.

We in the hand made candle, organic vegetable and tie died shirt industry salute you. You have inspired all of who cherish the planet to breath a little bit less to reduce our Co2 footprint.

If only the whole nation could be turned into a vast national park, free from the intrusion of those who would rape the land for greed, then maybe your vision of a transformed American will come forth!

Yours for a greener planet, Fawn Rainforest.

16 posted on 01/18/2012 7:46:38 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: pabianice

A caller on Fox news radio Tom Sullivan said that Venezuela benefits which means that Soros benefits. If the pipeline would have happened then the Koch brothers would have benefited. If true then it is all political and I’m jaded.


17 posted on 01/18/2012 7:51:37 PM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: pabianice

I got your thanks, right here, Obama.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 7:56:19 PM PST by FishinTX
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To: pabianice

Here Canada, our neighbor, our friend and ally was trying to help the United States with a pipeline to deliver oil for the nation’s transportation needs and provide jobs for American workers. We slapped them in the face and told them to take their carbon crap somewhere else. Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper was “profoundly dissappointed” in Obama’s decision. Harper has scheduled a trip to China next month to work out arrangements to ship the oil to them.


19 posted on 01/18/2012 7:58:33 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: pabianice

The correct name of this organization is the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

According to David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks, the NRDC “receives financial backing from Pew Charitable Trusts, the Tides Foundation, the Bauman Family Foundation, the Beldon Fund, the Blue Moon Fund, the Bullitt Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Columbia Foundation, the Compton Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the Energy Foundation, the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, the Heinz Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New York Times Company Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Institute, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Prospect Hill Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Scherman Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the Turner Foundation, and many others.”

From the same source: “In a joint effort in 1989 with Fenton Communications, a Washington-based public relations firm headed by David Fenton, NRDC claimed that growers who treated apples with the pesticide Alar were creating a serious health threat to consumers. For five months, NRDC flooded media outlets with accusations that Alar was a dangerous carcinogen. Eventually the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that the fear campaign was unfounded, explaining that a person would have to eat 50,000 pounds of Alar-treated apples per day over the course of a lifetime in order to ingest enough of the substance to develop cancer.

Apple growers lost some $250 million as a result of the campaign, with many smaller growers being forced out of business. NRDC fared much better. According to an internal memo written by David Fenton and later published in the Wall Street Journal: ‘We designed [the anti-Alar campaign] so that revenue would flow back to the Natural Resources Defense Council from the public, and we sold a book about pesticides through a 900 number and the Donahue Show. And to date there has been $700,000 in net revenue from it.’

In the late 1990s, NRDC was an outspoken booster of Enron Corporation, which has since become synonymous with corporate malfeasance. For its support of environmentalist legislation like the Kyoto Protocol (a tactical move by the company aimed at eliminating its competition in the energy industry), Enron earned the praise of NRDC and other environmentalist groups. NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh said in 1997, “On environmental stewardship, our experience is that you can trust Enron. When Enron later declared bankruptcy, NRDC lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in a December 2003 Rolling Stone article titled “Crimes Against Nature,” assailed the Bush administration’s energy plan as a sop to corporate interests and as proof, cited the administration’s alleged ties to Enron CEO Kenneth Lay.”


20 posted on 01/18/2012 8:02:10 PM PST by MikeNJ
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To: smokingfrog
I may have to quit working and go on public assistance.

Precisely what Obama wants you to do. You'll then need continuing public assistance and in order to continue it, you'll be voting democrat (arm twist not necessary). Nancy and Obama will be pleased to get the news. Their legacy depends on the welfare/entitlements state.

21 posted on 01/18/2012 8:02:31 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: jonrick46

There are two pipe lines, the keystone one to the USA and one to Kitimet B.C. where the oil will be loaded on supertankers and sold on the world market. The oil is already going through the latter route on rail tank cars.

Absolutely nothing was done “for the environment.” The only effect is to limit USA supply.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 8:09:04 PM PST by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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To: onona
(insert Kevin Bacon picture here)


23 posted on 01/18/2012 8:12:55 PM PST by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: pabianice
a project that promised riches for the oil giants and an environmental disaster for the rest of us.

Yes that pipeline across pristine BC lands and rivers to a pacific oil terminal for loading onto ChiCom ships will be much more environmentally friendly.

24 posted on 01/18/2012 8:22:00 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: pabianice

All this ignorant marxist trashing of “Big Oil” — just where in hell do these bastards think their gasoline, heating oil, motor oil, and a gazillion consumer goods based on petroleum all come from? You would be hard pressed to find a single thing that every American uses every day that doesn’t have a petroleum input either as energy or raw material. Class warfare and anti-business warfare are the new norm under the marxist POTUS.


25 posted on 01/18/2012 9:13:32 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: MikeNJ

To #20: FEnton is an old red from the Vietnam days and Liberation News Service.

THe NRDC has grown more leftist over the years so this POS’s letter is what you would expect of a marxist Obama syncophant.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 9:19:51 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: pabianice

My e-mail would go something like this.

Thanks A$$hole!
for my “job” (If I am lucky enough to hang on to it) I drive my own truck. Somedays I burn as little a 15 gallons, others as much at 50.

So hey, thanks for jacking my costs! I HIGHLY doubt my employer will jack my pay.


27 posted on 01/18/2012 9:38:38 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: pabianice

“let then eat dirt”.... Mooschelle Antoinette


28 posted on 01/18/2012 9:59:36 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander -- ..........................NUTS !)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

The NRDC website has a timetable of their “victories.”

Alar is not on that list.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 10:15:49 PM PST by MikeNJ
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Well, when they get through thanking him, they can go home, cut off their electricity at the meter, gas at that meter as well if they have it, and permanently park their vehicles.

Then they can live like that! No vehicle (except a bicycle), no electricity, no gas. No lights, no heat, no a/c, no modern conveniences. Cook on a fireplace or wood stove (and chop your own wood). Make sure you have a well out in your yard and a hand pump.

If you want the rest of us to live primitive, then you darned will should be willing to do it yourself, first!!

30 posted on 01/18/2012 10:21:46 PM PST by susannah59
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To: pabianice

My e-mail would go something like this.

Thanks A$$hole!
for my “job” (If I am lucky enough to hang on to it) I drive my own truck. Somedays I burn as little a 15 gallons, others as much at 50.

So hey, thanks for jacking my costs! I HIGHLY doubt my employer will jack my pay.


31 posted on 01/18/2012 10:38:40 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: pabianice

Thank Obama for pissing away jobs??
Nah. Don’t think so.
Thank Obama for sending oil we need to China? No I’ll pass.
Obama just screwed the American public and you morons want that public to thank him. What a bunch of assclowns.....


32 posted on 01/18/2012 11:04:27 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: pabianice

What he has done with the Pipeline should show anybody with their eyes open, exactly what he will do if he gets a second term. He will push everything the Democrats have been babbling about for 50 years.


33 posted on 01/19/2012 4:06:05 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent (I)
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To: pabianice

Here’s my thanks:

FUBO.


34 posted on 01/19/2012 4:09:31 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: tsowellfan

You framed the question perfectly. Now, if only one of the candidates will ask it.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 4:15:01 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: pabianice
Here's my way of thanking Baby Baraq:


36 posted on 01/19/2012 4:15:20 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: pabianice
And be sure to thank the President every time you fill up!
37 posted on 01/19/2012 4:50:47 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: FishinTX

“I got your thanks, right here, Obama.”

LOL, LOL!


38 posted on 01/19/2012 4:52:51 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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