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Oil Industry Conjures Illusion of Public Support for KXL Using ALEC Politicians

Environment  (tags: ALEC, KXL, Oil industry, lobbying, state legislators, corruption, ALEC politiciansenvironment, destruction )

- 1889 days ago -
While US citizens voiced their opposition to KXL with more than 2 million public comments, at the same time, hundreds of state legislators have been lining up in favor of KXL, seemingly just as passionate and as heartfelt as those opposed to the project.


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JL A (281)
Friday March 21, 2014, 2:04 pm
Amazing the illusions that money can many illusions are just the Koch preferences that no one else really shares but stay silent because of how loud their money speaks?

David C (75)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 11:16 am
JL A says it correctly, the whole KXL issue, fracking, mining, ND 'boom" and the elections are going to be the millions spent by the liars vs the truth.....

Angelika R (143)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 11:26 am
..all true but unfortunately it have also been the VOTERS who stayed silent-less sh%&& would have happened had these voters acted right last time around... just hoping they got smarter for next round. apparently not all Amercians seem to care for the environment as long as they're "promised a job"... and keep believing the lies..

Debra Van Way (12)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:06 pm
I am pro-run the pipeline straight up the Koch bros. rears since they are so bound and determined it be completed. I would consider that complete.....not to mention it would put a big smile on my face. I have been told many times I have a nice smile or maybe just an evil one. It is one of those anyway.

Nancy C (806)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:07 pm
Isn't it so sad that most of our incomes rely on liars, tramps and thieves. We should all be in the green and/or humanitarian business.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:28 pm
Tragic would be the word, Nancy.

Debra V.-that sounds like a suitable destination port, plus would make a great remedy against constipation.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:42 pm
Nancy C. says it all. Thanks for sharing Angelika.

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:43 pm
Nancy C. pretty much said it all. Thanks Angelika.

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 2:38 pm

Nelson B (0)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 2:48 pm
Although we have signed numerous petitions to Obama and Kerry and they know how the majority of American feel they will still approve the pipeline. I believe corporations are too close to politicians and can get anything they want. I live in Ohio and this state is controlled by Republicans so I am not surprised the Ohio House and Senate approves the pipeline.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 3:12 pm
Being "too close" is a nice understatement.. there would be other more suitable expressions ;-)

Dianne D (490)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 3:57 pm
The oil companies are used to doing whatever they wanted during the Bush administration and they aren't liking having to bend to the public. They are used to buying Republican votes but it's the people who elect those in Congress and we must be very careful and educated on who we elect to Congress.

Leanne B (46)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 5:47 pm
Oil pipelines are never safe. They just had a spill in North Dakota. Big dark money lies just makes more big dark money as they pollute and destroy and use people in the pursuit of profit. Thanks for posting Angelika.

Jeremy S (3)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 6:42 pm
People like the Koch brothers may have to be pulled into a clean future kicking and screaming...but if the rest of us do what's right, into that future we'll all come. Until we stop installing oil spills--I mean oil pipelines--this planet will never be clean.

Sheila D (28)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 8:29 pm
Just because the company wants it doesn't mean all their employees follow suit. It's disgusting that ALEC has this much power. Many good comments. Thanks for the post, Angelika.

Jan F (15)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 1:13 am
Noted! (But I wonder how my credits disappear. I suddenly have no credits and there is no change no matter how much I engage me.)

Robert K (31)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 3:22 am
Every law with favorable support from ALEC should be overturned with prejudice so they can never be reintroduced and every company supporting ALEC should have their corporate charters revoked and their assets seized.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 9:54 am
Robert K-that's wishful thinking, ..or a dream come true..there need to be more public engagement and petitions to urge corporations to DROP ALEC, as many already have, but definitely not enough.

@ Jan F.- there are technical issues with the site, please go to the F&S group threads and get info there!

Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 10:00 am
oops, sorry , prematurely submitted- here are the LINKS for Jan F. : (butterfly rewards service interruption) (Update) (homepage)

Tanya W (65)
Monday March 31, 2014, 6:47 am
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