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  •  But (0+ / 0-)

    This conflict of interest matter can never be considered as a valid basis for a permit denial decision and a decision approving a final EIS.  

    There isn't any shortcut to a winning strategy on the Keystone matter.... See this comment in another diary explaining this further:

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    •  this is not just a fight before WH, EPA or courts (5+ / 0-)

      it is also a matter of winning public opinion for all of the above and conflict of interest is important, because it is another reason to question the SEIS when questioning substantive issues.

      "It is in the shelter of each other that people live." Irish Proverb

      by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 05:54:34 PM PDT

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      •  What is the point of convincing the public (0+ / 0-)

        of your position but then losing issue of the permit issuance and finalization of the EIS in agency and court decisionmaking?    Be practical!

        Set priorities for your advocacy, technical and communication campaign that go to the heart of the decision being made.   Anything else is shear distraction.

        Keep your eye on the prize.

        •  all the issues are interconnected (1+ / 0-)
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          no one is doing a separate campaign on conflict of interest. but conflict of interest is an issue that can be raised in the public comments submitted on any of the substantive issues why the permit should not be issued. it provides another reason why the findings are bogus.

          "It is in the shelter of each other that people live." Irish Proverb

          by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:14:28 PM PDT

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          •  You said: (0+ / 0-)
            "no one is doing a separate campaign on conflict of interest"
            The separate campaign on conflict of interest is happening right here at DK with several diaries each day by different authors mentioning all or part of the same issue......

            .....meanwhile.....

            There are no diaries that address the SEIS or national interest decision aspects of the effort, which are the only things that really matter in the end.

            There's no shortage of issues needing disucssion, but DK's diarists can't get off of the conflict of interest matter and on to something that will make a difference.

            •  lol, the diaries educate people about the issue (0+ / 0-)

              it is news and word should be spread. hardly a campaign.

              We are doing a blogathon next month, in coordination with bill mckibben and 350 and other groups in a campaign to get 1 million public comments submitted on the XL SEIS on the substantive issues.

              The national interest determination process does NOT even start until after SEIS, and 3 months for that. i'm sure diaries will discuss when nearer to the process.

              "It is in the shelter of each other that people live." Irish Proverb

              by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 01:03:53 PM PDT

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