Clinton Energy Announcements Give Fossils the Jitters
U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s decision to oppose the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is raising alarm in the U.S. oil and gas industry, Politico Morning Energy reported Thursday.
“In the past three weeks, Clinton has leaped to the left on three of Big Oil’s most prized goals: Arctic offshore drilling, the GOP’s plan to allow U.S. oil exports, and the Keystone XL pipeline,” reports correspondent Elana Schor. “Fossil-fuel supporters are starting to ask whether the Democrat who once struggled to connect with her party’s green base will prove to be a bigger problem for the industry than they had expected.”
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Responding to Clinton’s comment that Canada’s tar sands/oil sands produce “North America’s dirtiest fuel,” a TransCanada spokesperson pointed to 13 California oilfields account for more carbon pollution, including one outside Los Angeles that “generates about twice the level of upstream emissions as the Canadian oil sands.”