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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell President Obama: Amb. Susan Rice's Tar Sands Investments Are a Big Problem!

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While Susan Rice is a highly accomplished professional with considerable foreign policy experience, her masssive financial holdings in tar sands extraction in Canada...expose her blatant disregard for protection of the environment or the need to shift ou

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Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:17 pm

Jason S. (50)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:18 pm
signed, thanks

Judy C. (105)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:44 pm
Signed. Thanks, Cal.

John B. (194)
Monday December 3, 2012, 8:23 pm
Thanks Cal. Action taken. Noted.

Arild W NO STARS PLZ (173)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:41 am
Signed,TY Cal.

Michela m. (4040)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:54 am

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:27 am
Signed. Thanks.

Cynthia not well (340)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:33 am
Signed TY Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:36 am
Took awhile to load, but signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:53 am

Susanne R. (237)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:27 am
I have nothing against Susan Rice. She appears to be a very intelligent and highly disciplined woman. However, her investment in the tar sands project could create a conflict of interest. It certainly shows a lack of environmental concern.

Signed and noted!

Sara W. (107)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:23 am
Her involvement definitely makes her biased in this situation. How could it not? Gladly signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:50 am
Signed. She's clearly unsuitable for the job.

Daniel Partlow (177)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:28 am
S&N. This does indeed send a bad message!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:57 am

Mike H. (247)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:44 am
Signed. She is very wealthy and obviously doesn't care how she makes money. Typical unethical politician.

Angelika R. (145)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:34 am
dear Susan R. -have you READ the petition? I preiously shared your view and believed that this "conflict of interest" could be solved if she got rid of her investments, now Ii know better. Thanks Cal and thx Earl D James!

"This is not a conflict of interest that can be eliminated if Susan Rice sells her stock in these industries. It's too late to erase the fact that Susan Rice's investments over many years if not decades have been in some of the most polluting and climate-damaging industries in the world.

That sends a very negative message to the world, especially if she were to become Secretary of State. That negative message would be: "While we give lip service to combating climate change and investing in renewable, clean energy production, we actually are supporting and profiting from dirty fossil fuels."

This is no message for the US Secretary of State to be sending to the world.

Mr. President, we petition you to nominate a candidate for Secretary of State that is not burdened by such an environmentally negative history. Climate change is rapidly becoming the number one global security issue our world faces. It is important for our nation's spokespersons to walk the talk."

Angelika R. (145)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:36 am
I meant of course our dear friend SUSANNE R., not "Susan", sorry. Of course I also signed this petition and expect more to come.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:51 pm
Well I don't want to tell you that I told you so, but I did. I told you Obama would not turn over another leaf after he got re-elected he would be the same old two faced jackel he was the first 4 years. Talks like he is all progressive then wants to put people like this and Rice in his cabinet. He is nothing but a blue dog democrat.

Birgitta S. (195)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:04 pm
Thank you Cal for this. Signed.

DORIS L. (61)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:15 pm

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:16 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:18 pm
Jamie, he also told us to "make him" do the right things. To my mind this petition is in that category. There is a lot of pressure on him in his position and he does need for some of that pressure to be from us and in the right direction. If course if we just sit around on our - ahem, laurels we will be part of the problem.

I do believe Ms. Rice is otherwise highly qualified and my major feeling on learning this was one of disappointment. But then I am also disappointed that this petition is on, since they have gone over to the dark side. What about, MoveOn, Credo, avaaz, WhiteHouse, or even Care2? I suppose WhiteHouse should not be used unless Ms. Rice is actually nominated, which, as of an hour ago, she had not been.

Debbie Williamson (311)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:20 pm

Sergio Padilla (63)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:23 pm

Ann P. (17)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:24 pm
Noted and signed. L♥ve ☮ Peace.

Lisa AWAY Neste (761)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:25 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "President Obama: Amb. Susan Rice's Tar Sands Investments are a Big Problem!"

Dotti L. (87)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:37 pm
There has been so much controversy re: Susan Rice. After considerable reading I now firmly believe that the cons outweigh the pros I signed the petition. .

Hugo L. (266)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:38 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal!

Emma S. (239)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:48 pm
Done! Thanks, Cal.

Ellen Kent (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:26 pm

janet f. (29)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:44 pm
Why is this administration backing her? There is a serious lack of good judgement if anyone thinks she should be Secretary of State. Looks like the next four years will not be any better for the environment or animals than the last four.

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:01 pm

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:04 pm
Her investments MUST be taken into consideration.
These investments, also, do not endear me to her.
While, I usually, support President Obama's choices, which he hasn't yet made in this case, I would not stand behind Ms. Rice, if he selects her for this position.

GREED most always, wins out.

Alison A. (244)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:08 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:08 pm
signed & noted

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:35 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Much thanks for posting, Cal.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:44 pm
Signed & Noted!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:24 pm
Posted & signed

Carrie B. (314)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:31 pm
Thanks Cal. Signed and noted.

Stan B. (122)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:32 pm
Susan Rice's investments aren't the main problem. She is.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:44 pm
Signed , thanks !

Sonny Honrado (5)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:16 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:43 pm

Vicky P. (476)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:54 pm
noted and signed

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:10 pm
noted and signed

Angelika R. (145)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:21 pm
" gone over to the dark side"?? Huh? Can anyone tell me more on that, examples, evidence?

Fran F. (118)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:58 pm
Commented and signed. Thanks, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:23 pm
Well, she is a "moderate" eh hem. Wouldn't be great if republicans could change their minds with new info?

Esther Z. (96)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 9:57 pm
Noted and signed.

Roxy H. (341)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:38 pm
I have plenty of the links about changing thier format Angelikanomail Roll ... I refuse to sign on , but i broke my promise for this one...ugh ... I think Ms Susan MUST Drop these damn pipeline or Obama must walk away from her..simple as that. no exceptions! ... let me pull up some links for you about change before i post anymore of my wolf news..I have so much business i get bogged down and distracted with so much if i don't act immediately i forget where i sec i brb

Roxy H. (341)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:49 pm
Here you go .......................

there those should give you some information about .... I was in they recruited me off of care2... i was a petition writer there when it first started...cher was the one posted all my petitions ... then i noticed there was some crappy policies... left there and went into the real world ..went on to the gulf spill ... kind of glad i did ... but make up your own mind... I don't sign anymore... but do as you all will ... Namaste"


Susanne R. (237)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:05 pm
You're right, Angelika! I should have read the petition more carefully. I did some research and found this:

Scott Dodd at OnEarth:

“It’s really amazing that they’re considering someone for Secretary of State who has millions invested in these companies,” said Bill McKibben, a writer and founder of the activist groups and Tar Sands Action, which have organized protests against the Keystone XL project. “The State Department has been rife with collusion with the Canadian pipeline builders, and it’s really distressing to have any sense that that might continue to go on.” Emails obtained by an environmental group last year show what critics call a “cozy and complicitous relationship” between State Department officials and a lobbyist for TransCanada, who was also a former deputy campaign director for current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential bid. The agency also assigned an environmental impact review of the Keystone project to a company with financial ties to TransCanada.

… Were she to become Secretary of State, Rice would be in charge of the new environmental review process and would be in a position to decide whether to issue TransCanada a permit for sections of Keystone XL stretching from Oklahoma to the Canadian border. (The pipeline’s southernmost leg has already been approved and is under construction in Texas—with protesters perching in trees and chaining themselves to construction equipment in an attempt to stop it.)

… If Rice does get the Secretary of State job, federal ethics officials could recommend that she sell her stock in TransCanada and related companies before deciding on Keystone XL, Auble said. But that’s not a sure thing."

I respect Bill McKibben's opinion. If he has concerns, than so should everyone else. Thanks for setting me straight, Angelika!

Nimue Pendragon (330)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:15 pm

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:47 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Victoria Pohrebna (281)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:30 am

Madeleine watt (243)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 4:02 am
signed. thx.

Anna M. (18)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 5:18 am
I think no human can be neutral when their own bottom line is at stake.

Anyone that invests in dirty fuel is no friend to the public's best interests

Kristina J. (10)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 5:41 am
Would have signed, but no for me. Why don't we have our own petition????

Andrea Nemec (213)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 5:54 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

John Gregoire (292)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:19 am
Signed and noted but seriously doubt that Obama pays any attention to us.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 7:39 am

Dave C. (239)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 7:46 am

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 8:03 am
Susanne, thx for not feeling "offended" and I applaud your decision! We all should remember the same scenario from last year with Hillary, as mentioned above.
And many thanks to Roxy as well for that info, will look into the links. It did make me mad when changed the format but I had no further knowledge.
Kristina J.-good question, guess someone will have to create it. And look for further petitions from the major environmental and progressive organisations on the issue as they come rolling in.

Bartlomiej T. (296)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 8:56 am
Signed & noted. Thank you Cal

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:43 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:54 am
Thanks for sharing.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:47 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:47 pm

Tal H. (10)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 11:06 pm

Jim Phillips (3200)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 11:27 pm
Susan Rice may be good at her job as ambassador but seriously doubt that she should be the next Secretary to represent US around the world.

Obama should consider other people, candidates for this important position.

Ty, Cal.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 11:34 pm
so signed!

michael sullivan (1022)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:53 pm
noted and signed -- a definite conflict of interests here!

Dianne D. (484)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:08 pm
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