It's simple -- and outrageous.
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"Susan Rice, the candidate
believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary
of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian
oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of
the North American tar sands industry and construction of the proposed
$7 billion Keystone XL pipeline," OnEarth Magazine reports.
"If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice’s first duties likely would be
consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial
Did they think we wouldn't find out?
It's indefensible that Rice
has millions of dollars invested in oil companies and banks that will
make huge profits if the State Department gives approval to the XL
As a high-ranking
administration official -- and a potential replacement for Hillary
Clinton early next year to run the State Department -- Susan Rice
shouldn't have any stake in corporations that are doing all they can to
plunder tar sands in Canada and send carbon emissions soaring even
To demand that Rice immediately sell every dollar of stock in every one of those companies, click here.
The founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, just told OnEarth Magazine:
"It’s really amazing that they’re considering someone for Secretary of
State who has millions invested in these companies. 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
We agree. It's amazing. And intolerable.
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