Lefty eco-zealots oppose Susan Rice for Sec. of State over Canadian oil investments


Susan Rice, justifiably under fire from the Right over her role in Benghazigate, has for the most part enjoyed the support of liberals. But it appears that the environmentalist wing of the Left may not have Rice’s back:

Did Susan Rice just become a target of the environmental left? bit.ly/Tp7N4J

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) November 28, 2012

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. If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice’s first duties likely would be consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial mega-project.

Odds are that this news won’t stand in the way of Rice’s nomination for Secretary of State, but it’s certainly interesting to see where lefty eco-zealots’ priorities lie:

Susan Rice, candidate for Sec of State, stands to bring in big $$$ with approval of Keystone XL:onearth.org/article/susan-…

— Melissa Mahony (@mahony128) November 28, 2012

Wow MT @elliottjustin: Sec of State Candidate Has a Major $$ Stake in Canadian Tar Sands: bit.ly/QqRV4Q (Rice)

— Peter Hart (@peterfhart) November 28, 2012

Keystone XL will come down to a call by the Sec. of State. Susan Rice has MILLIONS invested in Tar Sands. Must-read. onearth.org/article/susan-…

— Ted Genoways (@TedGenoways) November 28, 2012

Well that’s convenient. #TarSands #nokxl RT @7im Susan Rice “owns stock valued between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada” #keystonexl

— Royce (@roycedaddy) November 28, 2012

US UN Ambassador Susan Rice must divest her tar sands investments & stop helping 2 destroy r future: onearth.org/article/susan-… @350 RT #dothemath

— TarSands Dangers (@TS_TID) November 28, 2012

Suspected top pick for secretary of state Susan Rice has major financial stake in the Keystone pipeline.@kxlblockade #NoKXL

— m_x (@soit_goes) November 29, 2012

Future Sec of State Rice owns stock valued btn $300-600k in TransCanada! Major KXL conflict of interest!! #noKXL

— Kate Colarulli (@KateColarulli) November 28, 2012

Not yet a month after #Sandy & #Obama‘s poised to appoint Susan Rice; whom is VERY cozy w/ several #Oil companies. #wtf j.mp/10Y9nRc

— Peter J. Hernandez (@PJHdesigns) November 28, 2012

Wow. That’s strike 2 RT @daveweigel: cc Mike Johanns RT @7im: Susan Rice “owns stock valued between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada”

— Kifalme Nyundo (@splendidhammer) November 28, 2012

If the Obama Administration “missed” that Susan Rice owns stock in TransCanada then its another rare political misstep for them. Key word if

— Kifalme Nyundo (@splendidhammer) November 28, 2012

RT @elliottjustin: Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands: bit.ly/QqRV4Q (Rice) /Not good

— Anniefannie22 (@Anniefannie22) November 28, 2012

@motherjones @onearthmag Uh-oh. Game changer that Susan Rice owns large stake in Keystone pipeline project. And stakes in Canadian oil.

— SSimms777 (@Ssimms777) November 28, 2012

Susan Rice should either sell her stock or pull out of the running for SoS over Keystone. Duh.

— Elias Isquith (@eliasisquith) November 28, 2012

@nickconfessore @7im @scottdodd Susan Rice should divest from TransCanada, if she is considered for Sec. of State.


Oh Dear. Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands from @nrdc‘s @onearthmag: onearth.org/article/susan-…

— Gordon Liddle (@SUTONGIROTCIP) November 28, 2012

New information on Susan Rice, Keystone XL pipeline and the millions she has invested in TarSands. #conflictofinterest onearth.org/article/susan-…

— janekleeb (@janekleeb) November 28, 2012

$$ in Canadian Oil MT @jialynnyang Woah, Susan Rice’s net worth was between $23.5 million and $43.5 million in 2009. bit.ly/Tuocra

— Joshua Hersh (@joshuahersh) November 28, 2012

Susan Rice and Transcanada should probably be a bigger story than its going to be.

— Nicholas Brothers (@nickLbrothers) November 28, 2012

Here’s a legitimate reason to challenge Susan Rice’s potential nom for Sec of State bit.ly/11ecGDd via @onearthmag #KeystoneXL

— Christian Williams (@cwwilliams) November 28, 2012

Perpetuating lies about Benghazi? Not a “legitimate” reason to oppose her nomination. Investments in oil companies? Bright red flag!!11!

The Benghazi stuff is dumb; @onearthmag raises real q’s about Susan Rice’s financial stake in tar sands. onearth.org/article/susan-…

— Tom Philpott (@tomphilpott) November 28, 2012

Good to know they care about the issues.

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