Lots of campaign and lobbying spending preceded today's vote in which Mary Landrieu, a vulnerable southern Democrat and chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, looked to silence critics who say she hasn't done enough to advance a vote on Keystone XL.Continue reading
In the last two weeks the campaign Twitter account for Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, has deleted nearly a hundred messages that were once shared with the public and now can only be found on our Politwoops archive of deleted tweets.Continue reading
The widely reported possibility of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s nomination to become secretary of state now has a lot... View ArticleContinue reading
The Canadian oil sands, one of the most carbon-intensive fuel sources in the world, is spurring a flurry of global lobbying activity, from encouraging President Obama to approve an extension to a transnational pipeline pressuring Europe to ease its tax on the sands-produced oil.
TransCanada Lobbying in Keystone XL States
In 2008, the State Department sanctioned an environmental review to extend the Keystone pipeline, which runs from Alberta, Canada, through the Dakotas and south to Oklahoma, with a spur reaching Illinois. The extension, termed Keystone XL, would cut across Montana and reach Houston and Port Arthur, Texas, from where the ...Continue reading
Environmental protesters gathered Wednesday in front of the White House calling to stop the extension of a crude oil pipeline, from the midwest to the Gulf coast ahead of a State deparment environmental study due to come out today. And with pressure from the Obama administration to resolve the deadlock to either go ahead with the project or not by the end of the year, the Canadian government has stepped up their lobbying efforts.
Earlier Alberta Energy, a government entity, is expanding lobbying in the United States and has hired Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP for a maximum of $150 ...Continue reading