Friday, January 25, 2013

John Kerry, "the Ted Williams of climate change advocacy", with Exxon stock, five luxury homes, 76-foot yacht, SUV, and a private jet: "I don't know what 'cap and trade' means"

Keystone’s Fate Shifts to Climate Hawk Kerry - Businessweek
“He’s made climate leadership a signature issue in his Senate career,” said Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, an environmental group, in a phone interview yesterday.
“There is no question this is the president’s decision,” said Adam Kolton, the executive director of the National Wildlife Federation’s National Advocacy Center, in a phone interview. “With respect to Senator Kerry, he’s like the Ted Williams of climate change advocacy..."
“Kerry has invested more time and effort on climate than any other senator since Al Gore; he is a true climate hawk,” Romm wrote on Jan. 23 blog post.
Flashback: Five luxury homes, 76-foot yacht, SUV, and a private jet: John Kerry models the lifestyle of a liberal who allegedly believed James Hansen's 1988 carbon dioxide warning
Kerry tried to dash off to his SUV but was intercepted by reporters who asked about the yacht controversy.
2009: John Kerry, Against Cap And Trade Before He Was For It (Wizbang)
"I don't know what 'cap and trade' means. I don't think the average American does," Kerry told reporters.
Kerry will divest holdings to avoid conflicts -
Thursday, he's signaling that he will work to avoid conflicts of interest linked to the sizeable investments that he in companies including Suncor and Cenovus Energy Inc., both of which would benefit from the State Department's approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline.
Kerry also has investments in potentially sensitive companies including AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Raytheon and Exxon Mobil.

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