Skip to comments.'Secret Dealing'? Emails Show Cozy Relationship Between EPA, Environmental Groups (Keystone)
Posted on 01/22/2014 3:46:37 PM PST by blam
'Secret Dealing'? Emails Show Cozy Relationship Between EPA, Environmental Groups
By John Roberts
Published January 22, 2014
Newly disclosed emails suggest senior policy officials at the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental groups are working closely to kill the Keystone XL pipeline, critics say.
"These damning emails make it clear that the Obama administration has been actively trying to stop this important project for years," Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who has long advocated for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline's construction, said in a statement to Fox News.
The emails were obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. In one communication, Lena Moffit of the Sierra Club wrote to three senior policy staffers at the EPA, including Michael Goo, who was then the associate administrator for policy.
"Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with us on Keystone XL yesterday," she wrote. "Let me know if I can be helpful in any way -- particularly in further identifying those opportunities for EPA to engage that don't involve 'throwing your body across the tracks,' as Michael put it."
EELI senior legal fellow Chris Horner told Fox News that as a government agency, EPA couldn't be seen as overtly trying to kill Keystone, but was reaching out to environmental groups for other ideas on how to do it.
"On its face," Horner told Fox News, "it smacks of classic secret dealing and an uncomfortably close working relationship and one that is known to these parties, but quite plainly not advertised to the public."
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Has anyone gone to jail yet for the IRS targeting of conservatives?
It should be noted that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Saudi royal family member, and part owner of Fox News, has come out against US fracking.
The enviros are getting big money support
What is wrong with this mission statement; The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exists to protect the environment? When Pres. Richard Nixon allowed the EPA to be created as an independent government agency in 1970, it was in the era of “Silent Spring”, Love Canal, Black Pittsburg, burning rivers and the like. The vision was clean air and clean water, not CO2 pollution and the like, but now that we have the former, the EPA is after the latter.
There is no off switch for the EPA and it is staffed with ‘true believers’ of global warming, evil capitalism and good government. Face it, the ideal outcome of the EPA goal would be no human interaction with the environment! That goal has a very simple solution, right?
iirc they also dumped $$$ into that FAG mat damon movie too
EPA = Environmental Groups , been the same group for a long time
I’m SHOCKED, SHOCKED, I tell you!
Of course not! Under the current regime and the whoosie "supreme court" [small letters intended] nothing will happen!!!
IMHO the Alberta heavy oil is a direct threat to the Venezuelan oil profits from their Imported oil refined in Texas and Louisiana.
Hmmm, now what big time US politician is real cozy with the Latin Communists?