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Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:22 PM

Former Keystone XL lobbyist just joined Team Hillary

Clinton's newest hire has environmentalists questioning her commitment to fighting climate change

Hillary Clinton’s newest campaign consultant is Jeffrey Berman, the strategist credited with her 2008 primary defeat and who, in the time since, has worked as a lobbyist for TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmentalists have a right to be concerned.

The pipeline, which would transport oil from Alberta’s tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries, is an incredibly controversial topic, one on which President Obama has still refused to make a definitive call — though his rhetoric, as of late, has become more and more antagonistic to the idea. Clinton, as can be expected, flat-out refuses to address the question, which has left those hoping to divine her intentions left grasping at any small signs of which way she may be leaning.

[link:http://www.salon.com/2015/06/26/a_former_keystone_xl_lobbyist_just_joined_team_hillary/|


Well, now we KNOW her position on XL ........


http://www.salon.com/2015/06/26/a_former_keystone_xl_lobbyist_just_joined_team_hillary/

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Reply Former Keystone XL lobbyist just joined Team Hillary (Original post)
Ferd Berfel Jun 2015 OP
onehandle Jun 2015 #1
upaloopa Jun 2015 #2
obnoxiousdrunk Jun 2015 #3
OKNancy Jun 2015 #4
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2015 #13
antigop Jun 2015 #5
cascadiance Jun 2015 #6
antigop Jun 2015 #7
RufusTFirefly Jun 2015 #8
antigop Jun 2015 #10
antigop Jun 2015 #9
truedelphi Jun 2015 #11
Maedhros Jun 2015 #12
quickesst Jun 2015 #14
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2015 #15

Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:23 PM

1. Cool linkless story, bro.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:24 PM

2. I wouldn't take the opinion of a Bernieite

on Hillary as "well we know now" because they swim in innuendo and make shit up.
My guess is they have exhausted the things you can say about Bernie

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:28 PM

3. Welcome

to DU Ferd !

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:30 PM

4. excerpt from New Republic article

In 2008, political operatives described Berman as an “unsung hero” of Obama’s upset win over Clinton, due to a strategy that won Obama more delegates in key primaries when Clinton was still ahead in the popular vote. After Obama’s win, Berman joined the lobbying firm Bryan Cave LLC, which retained TransCanada as a client until 2013.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122147/hillary-clinton-has-hired-former-keystone-pipeline-lobbyist

This is purely a political operative. He has nothing to do with policy.
Just another tempest in a teapot. Not even a tempest.. Just a few raindrops.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:25 PM

13. raindrops?

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:33 PM

5. well, here's a lobbying report for a Jeff Berman -- lobbyist for Keystone XL Pipeline

http://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=getFilingDetails&filingID=ff2db7ed-a44b-4baf-acb5-4b5d04431f71&filingTypeID=55

Client name: TransCanada
Support Submission for a presidential permit for Keystone XL pipeline

​TransCanada is headquartered in Canada, and the company would benefit from the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Same guy?

The lobbying report is actually for Bryan Cave LLP; it lists a Jeff Berman as a lobbyist.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:44 PM

6. Here's a link...

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/25/hillary-clinton-keystone_n_7663356.html

Hillary Clinton's Newest Consultant Was A Major Keystone Lobbyist
Posted: 06/25/2015 12:34 pm EDT Updated: 06/25/2015 2:59 pm EDT

The newest hire for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is a longtime strategist who played a key role in her 2008 primary defeat while working for then-Sen. Barack Obama.

He’s also a Washington lobbyist who lobbied the State Department -- led, at the time, by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- on behalf of the company seeking to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

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According to the filings, Berman and others lobbied to help obtain “approval for Keystone Pipeline path through Missouri tracts” and later to “monitor climate change legislation and [push for a] presidential permit process for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline.” (Other lobbying objectives were listed, but they largely mirrored these two).

Berman lobbied the House, the Senate and multiple federal agencies. In the second and fourth quarters of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, the State Department was among the agencies that he lobbied. Clinton was running the department at the time.

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I wonder if he was involved with the TPP/TPA lobbying efforts as well? Transcanada probably stands to benefit from that ruling too!

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Response to cascadiance (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:47 PM

7. see my previous post #5. It's a link to an actual lobbying report. nt

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:50 PM

8. What?! I thought she only hired people from Monsanto! n/t

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 02:57 PM

10. the revolving door goes 'round and 'round. nt

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:00 PM

11. never ever forget it was Hillary's own State Department demanding the permit for

That Pipeline.

Go Big Corporations, Go!

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:08 PM

12. OF COURSE HE DID!

 

Corporate lobbyists are what Team Hillary is.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:34 PM

14. This is really...

......GREAT news. It's a good addition to Hillary's campaign, but best of all, it gives Bernie's supporters something else to piss , moan ,and cry about. A win win for everyone!!

HILLARY 2016

PS: My post is not directed at Bernie. Most people understand that he is simply an unwilling pawn of the resident PMC CLUB.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:30 PM

15. Don't be harsh. We're going to need all those oilfield jobs --

once the TPP kicks in.

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