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Received this e-mail from Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D. NH-02) today:
Today, the House voted on a bill regarding the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would move the project forward before President Obama’s review is done.

I take issue with any bill that would exclude the President’s role in making a decision like this by simply cutting off his review before he is done. That’s just not right.

And, the truth is I wholeheartedly believe we can create jobs and energy without putting the environment at risk, by making investments in American-made renewable energy.

If you too believe we can and should create jobs and energy by making investments in American-made renewable energy and infrastructure projects, then join me. Stand up for us here at home and add your name:

This proposal has raised significant possible environmental concerns. It is only right that we make sure we give the Keystone XL pipeline a thorough review – that’s why I voted no. There is no good reason to cut off the President’s review before he is done.

We can do better and the American people deserve better. I told you when you helped elect me that I would be a different kind of leader – putting the people of New Hampshire before politics every time. And you can count on it. Add your name now if you agree we can do better!

Thank you for standing with me!


You can sign Kuster's petition here:

Originally posted to pdc on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by Take New Hampshire Forward! and Climate Hawks.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    MsGrin, Albanius, Darryl House, Desi

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:30:12 PM PDT

  •  Thx, I feel good about contributing to Kuster (1+ / 0-)
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    True North

    I generally favored progressive women with competitive races , but regret supporting Heitkamp (DINO-ND) - all I looked at there was close Senate race, in a very low pop state where money goes further.

    With 20/20 hindsight, I would redirect the $ I gave Heitcamp to give more to Shelley Berkely in NV, another close race in a fairly low pop state, but an actual progressive.

    Live and learn.  For 2016 I am supporting Elizabeth Warren for President.  The planet cannot afford another term or two of corporate Dems running the executive branch (IMO no one who can win the Repug primary can get elected President for the foreseeable future.)

    There's no such thing as a free market!

    by Albanius on Wed May 22, 2013 at 09:43:12 PM PDT

  •  I got the email and consigned it to the trash (0+ / 0-)

    without reading. I'm annoyed by this pandering to environmentalists with symbolic votes that are essentially meaningless. For that matter, the President's review is also meaningless. The most he can hope for is that additional delay will persuade the money men to retract their investments, as has been happening with nuclear plant construction for the last three decades. Counting on greed to save out bacon is a chancy enterprise.
    The problem lies with the whole permitting process. Permits, you see, are based on the premise that the actions or behaviors being permitted are benign. So, the permits have to be issued, unless there is proof positive at the outset that the behaviors for which the permit is requested are detrimental or destruction -- something that is impossible to do ahead of time.
    The presumption of probity is like the presumption of innocence -- entirely appropriate when we are dealing with what a natural individual person is capable of doing. Because individuals acting alone are limited in their capacity for mischief and misbehavior, we can wait to take action until after they have done something bad. However, applying this same principle to the behavior of artificial bodies or groups of people, acting in concert to shape the surface of the earth, is inappropriate. But, it is what happens because artificial persons are not differently defined in the law. And that's the fault of Congress.
    So, if a Congressperson like Kuster were sincere in her concern, she'd not be saying "let the President do it." Instead, she would be saying "I and my colleagues need to change the definition of corporation and specify that the behavior of such a body needs to be strictly limited ahead of time to preclude any adverse impact on the natural environment, as well as procedures to correct and remediate for accidents." Kuster would not be looking to enlarge her potential donor list with signatures on a petition for ineffective action.
    Kuster is a Con, even though she ran under the Democratic banner. She traded on her mother's reputation and her gender to replace another Con. Kuster does not accept email communications from people who live outside her district. Dollars, however, are welcome.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu May 23, 2013 at 04:11:30 AM PDT

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