Green Groups Threaten Election Payback Over Keystone Fight

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Lauren McCauley writes at Common Dreams:

Leading environmentalists are threatening mass voter retribution if President Barack Obama decides to go forward with the construction of the northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Days following the release of the State Department’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), The Hill reports Tuesday that, based on conversations with leading campaigners, approval of the project will likely “sow liberal discontent” among a new, mobilized force of environmentalists with serious consequences for Democratic lawmakers in the 2014 midterm elections.

“It is very likely that there will be negative consequences for Democrats if Keystone were approved,” said Kate Colarulli, associate director for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil campaign, told The Hill.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to protect the climate and build the Democratic base if Obama rejects Keystone XL,” Colarulli added.

The Hill continues:

Jamie Henn of the green group called the dispute over Keystone “the most iconic fight of a generation” and said the youth vote, which played an important part in Obama’s rise, could hang in the balance.

“A Keystone XL approval will turn a lot of people off from the process, and they will get involved in action that could be disruptive,” Henn said.

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5 Comments on "Green Groups Threaten Election Payback Over Keystone Fight"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Feb 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm |

    they’re gonna vote out the Blue Team
    because they’re pro-pipeline
    and vote in the Red Team
    who are rabidly pro-pipeline

    sounds like great plan

    • InfvoCuernos | Feb 5, 2014 at 5:17 pm |

      No shit, if you don’t like the Obama take on pipelines, wait till you get a load of the Republican response-they’re for running pipelines right up your anus. The real solution is to run a legit 3rd party candidate, NOT Howie Stern. But you’re right, that’s not one of the choices we are being force fed.

      • BuzzCoastin | Feb 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm |

        I think you mean there should be a viable 2nd party
        the red & the blues are the same party
        they just seperate into red & blue
        during fake election season

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  2. Where the hell is the libertarian and conservative outrage? The gov’t is taking private US citizens’ land and giving it to a foreign company.

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