Obama Signaling Keystone Rejection Through OFA | March 25th, 2013

It was a few paragraphs in a story that many missed last Friday, but in the common-sense debate on the Keystone Pipeline it was a glaring sight.

Organizing For Action, the former Obama campaign apparatus made up of many senior officials, blasted the Keystone proposal in a fundraising email.

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“In an email to supporters, Organizing for America specifically mentioned Keystone and slamming members of Congress who hope to force construction of the massive pipeline regardless of what the administration says.

 

‘They’ll try to block the EPA’s climate change rules, end renewable energy tax credits, and circumvent the State Department’s process evaluating the Keystone XL oil pipeline,” the email reads. ‘This kind of backhanded environmental attack is what’s broken in Washington — powerful special interests are calling the shots right now. If we want to start fixing it, we’ve all got to stand up and fight back.’
‘The email goes on to call on OFA supporters lobby congress to stop ‘trying to load up the budget with anti-environment amendments.’

 

‘For environmentalists, the OFA mention of Keystone was a good sign. Some progressives have worried that organizers on the left and the Obama team could butt heads over the pipeline. The email was a sign, they said, that OFA and the environmental movement may be on the same side of Keystone after all.”

 

President Obama has remained silent while the group that controls his twitter and whose members pay for White House access bashes Keystone.

President Obama has remained silent while the group that controls his twitter and whose members pay for White House access bashes Keystone.

In case he forgot, Keystone is a proposal that his own State Department said wouldn’t harm the environment, would create tens of thousands of American jobs, and would lead to North American energy independence.

The President must either condemn their email or admit that he agrees with their anti-energy stance.

It was a few paragraphs in a story that many missed last Friday, but in the common-sense debate on the Keystone Pipeline it was a glaring sight. Organizing For Action, the former Obama campaign apparatus made up of many senior officials, blasted the Keystone proposal in a fundraising email. keystone-pipeline
“In an email to supporters, Organizing for America specifically mentioned Keystone and slamming members of Congress who hope to force construction of the massive pipeline regardless of what the administration says.   ‘They'll try to block the EPA's climate change rules, end renewable energy tax credits, and circumvent the State Department's process evaluating the Keystone XL oil pipeline," the email reads. 'This kind of backhanded environmental attack is what's broken in Washington -- powerful special interests are calling the shots right now. If we want to start fixing it, we've all got to stand up and fight back.' ‘The email goes on to call on OFA supporters lobby congress to stop 'trying to load up the budget with anti-environment amendments.'   ‘For environmentalists, the OFA mention of Keystone was a good sign. Some progressives have worried that organizers on the left and the Obama team could butt heads over the pipeline. The email was a sign, they said, that OFA and the environmental movement may be on the same side of Keystone after all.”   President Obama has remained silent while the group that controls his twitter and whose members pay for White House access bashes Keystone.
President Obama has remained silent while the group that controls his twitter and whose members pay for White House access bashes Keystone. In case he forgot, Keystone is a proposal that his own State Department said wouldn’t harm the environment, would create tens of thousands of American jobs, and would lead to North American energy independence. The President must either condemn their email or admit that he agrees with their anti-energy stance.