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Billionaire joins fight
against Keystone XL

Globe & Mail [Canada], by Paul Koring

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/19/2013 2:06:41 AM

Washington - The Keystone XL pipeline faces a new, formidable and deep-pocketed foe: Tom Steyer, a California billionaire, has targeted the controversial Canadian project to funnel Alberta’s landlocked heavy crude to Texas refineries on the Gulf Coast. For Mr. Steyer, Keystone “has become the defining issue in the climate change fight of our times,” said Chris Lehane, Mr. Steyer’s authorized spokesman. (Snip) Mr. Steyer, 55, the founder of one of the world’s largest hedge funds, Farallon Capital, ended his active role as an asset manager last October to turn to full-time political activism –

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Not willing to stay in Kalifornia and deal with all their massive economic and "environmental" issues, Mr. Steyer bullies across the country. Bad news for the Keystone XL pipeline fight.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 3/19/2013 2:08:48 AM     (No. 9232275)

Must be a friend of Warren Buffet.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 3/19/2013 2:36:34 AM     (No. 9232286)

It just goes to show that even truly stupid people can make money, kind of like being an idiot savant. Doesn´t this jerk realize that Canada will build the pipeline anyway and simply sell the oil to China, a country that could care less about any kind of climate change? If this oil was refined in the U.S. there would be way less impact on the climate because of controls already in place. Hating America is far more important to these people than trying to act sensibly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 3/19/2013 2:53:51 AM     (No. 9232292)

I´m with #2. And Hating America is the new religion. It´s "cool". Much like "Saving the Whales" from a few decades ago.

Almost nobody realizes that Father of Save the Whales movement was J.D. Rockefeller, who put the whalers out of business.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/19/2013 3:38:38 AM     (No. 9232312)

Well, we cannot tell from the article what it is that Steyer is backing which competes with Keystone, but something tells me this guy will make more money if Keystone is killed. It makes no sense to fight Keystone on the basis of Carbon.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/19/2013 3:46:02 AM     (No. 9232315)

Of course it is all about money. This guy is not fighting Keystone because he feara "climate change". That is a smokescreen

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/19/2013 3:47:58 AM     (No. 9232317)

These hedge fund crooks capitalize on other people misery.Hedge funds and the derivative markets should be outlawed.We didn´t learn a damn thing since the 2008 mortgage meltdown were no worth bundled securities were made whole by the government. We´ve doubled down on the stupidity with FHA and student loans.

Kids are staying in high school now so they can cash in on a student loan with no concerns about paying them back.The default rate is going up which is unsurprising since some portion of these loans are going to illiterates.They only qualify for a government job at best after they party their way through college.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wlazzell, 3/19/2013 6:06:55 AM     (No. 9232359)

Find out where this guy gets his money, and if you are invested in it, pull the money out. Hit ´em where it hurts.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/19/2013 6:36:16 AM     (No. 9232384)

Sounds like a West Coast Bloomberg.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: alto, 3/19/2013 6:47:27 AM     (No. 9232396)

Saddam abused the people. He, and his cronies, screwed,abused,robbed, laughed at the people. All the while, he lived lavishly as did his cronies.He ended up in a spider hole, begging for his life. There´s just so much people will take. His security, in the end, was not so great.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LadyVet, 3/19/2013 7:00:51 AM     (No. 9232411)

I was wondering where that annoying, lisping, self-righteous little parasite Chris Lehane had disappeared to. Now we know he has found a new host with plenty of money to suck dry.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stymie82, 3/19/2013 10:59:16 AM     (No. 9232897)

Much wisdom can be found in posts 9 and 10.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/19/2013 11:44:15 AM     (No. 9232997)

When Obama was elected in 2008, the US refineries made the decision to spend billions to handle heavy sour oil. Then in 2006 and 2008 respectively, the independent oil companies figured out how to extract light sweet tight oil in both ND and TX. What the oil refiners would love to do is to refine the Canadian oil and Mexican heavy oil and export an equivalent amount of light sweet oil. What most people don´t understand is that when you refine 5 barrels of heavy oil, you produce an extra barrel of oil because the products are all less dense than the starting oil.

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