Monday, July 6, 2015

KXL pushers shooting up teevee users

TransCanada has spent $100,000 getting its KeystoneXL ecocide into the veins of teevee users.
John Harter, a rancher and a member of Dakota Rural Action, which opposes Keystone XL, said the group discussed running ads but nothing came of it. As for the TransCanada advertisements, Harter said they're meant to fool the public into thinking the pipeline is both safe and needed. [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]
South Dakota's GOP/Koch-owned Public Utilities Cartel (SDPUC) is expected to shoo in TransCanada as they will with Montana-Dakota Utilities request for a rate increase.

The Kochs own Kansas as the state nears bankruptcy and hold millions of acres in Canadian tar sands leases but the courts and voter participation can stop their efforts to run the climate-killing Keystone XL over private land using eminent domain.

So-called 'Americans for Prosperity' a Koch-funded group with a lobbyist based in Sioux Falls signaled to legislators that they will lose campaign funding from the Kochs unless they act to reverse the progress the US Environmental Protection Agency has made in South Dakota.

South Dakota's GOP legislators and candidates have enjoyed millions in lobbyist benefits from the Kochs' contribution arm, the American Legislative Exchange Council; the state's junior senator was elected with cash from ALEC-backed National Federation of Independent Business.

South Dakota voters need to be alerted to these dark money efforts to end environmental protection in the state and the Democratic Party supports EPA's mission to protect South Dakota's waterways.

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