Obama/Clinton(s) bedded down with Keystone XL lobbyists, says Friends of the Earth

Concern over close ties between Obama, Clinton and tar sands lobbyists
Friends of the Earth are expanding their freedom of information request for emails between federal agencies and TransCanada

Environmental groups have raised new concerns about the close ties between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and lobbyists for the controversial Keystone XL project to carry crude from the tar sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas.

Friends of the Earth said on Thursday they were expanding their freedom of information request for emails between State Department officials and the pipeline company after learning of seven more pipeline lobbyists who had worked on Obama and Clinton’s presidential campaigns, or had ties to Bill Clinton.

The move comes a day before what is expected to be a contentious last hearing of public concerns about the pipeline before the State Department renders a decision on whether to give the project the go-ahead.

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