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Emails reveal TransCanada’s close ties with State Department

Environmental organization says emails show Keystone XL approval process to be corrupt


 

Emails obtained by an environmental organization reveals a cozy relationship between the TransCanada Corporation and officials at the U.S. State Department, the New York Times reports. Friends of the Earth, an Ottawa-based environmental group who obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the documentation shows the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline to be corrupt. The emails reveal one State Department official seeking invitations for TransCanada executives to a Fourth of July party at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, as well as Paul Elliot, a TransCanada lobbyist who worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, sharing details of Clinton’s meetings with TransCanada officials.

The New York Times


 
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