KEYSTONE CLOCK WATCH: APPLICATION AT 1800 DAYS | Energy & Commerce Committee
Today marks the 1,800th day of the Keystone XL pipeline’s review. The initial application was first submitted to the State Department nearly five years ago on September 19, 2008, and the American people are still waiting for approval of this landmark energy infrastructure project that will deliver jobs and greater energy security to America.Ex-EPA official charged with stealing almost $900K — Supervisor was EPA chief Gina McCarthy | JunkScience.com
John C. Beale, a former deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation, was charged Friday with stealing a total of $886,186 between 2000 and last April.Obama accuses Congress of being bribed by fossil fuel industry | JunkScience.com
President Barack Obama disparaged dirty energy money being pumped into political campaigns in a speech before Binghamton University on Friday, saying that members of Congress’s energy committees didn’t have the public’s best interest at heart because they were bought and sold by “fossil fuel industries.”Flashback: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash - Erika Lovley - POLITICO.com
“What we’ve seen too often in Congress,” Obama said, “is that the fossil fuel industries tend to be very… influential, let’s put it that way, on the energy committees in Congress.”
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.