How come John Boehner wants the Keystone Pipeline?



Oh wait! I know why! Because he has stocks invested in the major oil companies who will profit from the US government giving the green light! See?

From Page 2 of this article over at the Washington Post:

Environmentalists note that in December 2010, according to Boehner’s financial disclosure forms, he invested $10,000 to $50,000 each in seven firms that had a stake in Canada’s oil sands, the region that produces the oil the pipeline would transport. The firms include six oil companies — BP, Canadian Natural Resources, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Devon Energy and Exxon — along with Emerson Electric, which has a contract to provide the digital automation for the first phase of a $9.4 billion Horizon Oil Sands Project in Canada.

Bill McKibben, a climate activist and co-founder of the group, wrote in an e-mail that Boehner has received more than $1 million from fossil-fuel companies, “and now we find out that he’s got extensive personal investments in companies dependent on tarsands oil.”

“He was willing to shut down the government in part to prevent enough time for serious environmental review,” McKibben added. “In any other facet of our public life . . . this whole list taken together would be seen for the gross conflict of interest that it is.”

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3 thoughts on “How come John Boehner wants the Keystone Pipeline?

  1. Politics probably ranks next to prostitution as a profession where you can come in penniless and possibly screw the public for riches (maybe a religious leader comes in third). As I posted here after the temporary Perry “assessment” after his big Iowa loss, the Houston Chronicle today has an editorial telling how Perry is lining the bank accounts of his business cronies (and some to himself in the end) with the millions contributed to his campaign chest. His cronies get 15-25% of those millions as fees for advertising, “set-up” fees, salaries, etc. No wonder whores like Palin, Perry, Cain, Gingrich want to run for president.

    BTW, we had two big conclaves in Texas this weekend, the national religious nuts met at a ranch of a state judge to mostly endorse Rick Santorum with 89 votes and Gingrich with 25. Although the group did not give any votes to Perry they did not ask him to drop out. And the Texas Tea Party met in Houston fired up by speakers Herman Cain and Dick Armey for a “Texas Straw Vote”. Ron Paul got 54% of the teabagger votes followed by Santorum with 15%, Perry 13% and Romney with 4%.

  2. …because he wants to make sure that he gets rich before he leaves politics.

    I don’t see any other reason!

    I realized a long time ago that all republican party politicians and a lot of democrates only work for the rich because that guarantees them a future of wealth once they decide (if ever) to stepdown the political realm.

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