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Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:02 PM

Hillary Clinton sold fracking to the world as Sec of State

"Bulgaria had signed a five-year, $68 million deal, granting US oil giant Chevron millions of acres in shale gas concessions. Bulgarians were outraged. Shortly before Clinton arrived, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets carrying placards that read 'Stop fracking with our water' and 'Chevron go home.' Bulgaria's parliament responded by voting overwhelmingly for a fracking moratorium.

Clinton urged Bulgarian officials to give fracking another chance....

The following month in neighboring Romania, thousands of people gathered to protest another Chevron fracking project, and Romania's parliament began weighing its own shale gas moratorium. Again Clinton intervened, dispatching her special envoy for energy in Eurasia, Richard Morningstar, to push back against the fracking bans....

Under her leadership, the State Department worked closely with energy companies to spread fracking around the globe....

Clinton tapped a lawyer named David Goldwyn as her special envoy for international energy affairs; his charge was 'to elevate energy diplomacy as a key function of US foreign policy.' ...

Goldwyn had a long history of promoting drilling overseas....

According to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, one of Goldwyn's first acts at the State Department was gathering oil and gas industry executives 'to discuss the potential international impact of shale gas.' Clinton then sent a cable to US diplomats, asking them to collect information on the potential for fracking in their host countries....

(E)nvironmental groups were barely consulted, while industry played a crucial role...."
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/hillary-clinton-fracking-shale-state-department-chevron

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:03 PM

1. Thank you.

Recommended.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:41 PM

12. "My answer is a lot shorter. No, I do not support fracking."

 

That has become my sons favorite line for his Sanders impersonation.


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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:03 PM

2. HRC supporters do.not.care. My millennials are voting Jill Stein if it's HRC

 

and it's precisely because they feel the planet can't wait for "incremental action".

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:06 PM

3. but that will just help the Republican nominee, who will be even worse on climate change

issues, get elected

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Response to TheDormouse (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:12 PM

8. If HRC moves on climate change at the pace she's promised, it's a lost cause anyway

 

so why not vote your conscience?

If you know any millennials, you'd know this is how they see it. Fracking, carbon emissions, fossil fuels, HRC is a dinosaur.

Sanders is the only candidate (other than Martin O'Malley) who wants aggressive action. Immediately.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:30 PM

10. I just have a hard time understanding how Dems can support a candidate

who feels this way about fossil fuels and climate change. Have they been brainwashed by all the right-wing climate change denialism of the past decade?

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Response to TheDormouse (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:36 PM

11. I've come to the conclusion they don't care. Or they don't understand the timeline

 

And how dire things are.



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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:09 PM

4. +1

HRC supporters do not care. I'm not sure when the party began adopting fracking as being ok. It appears that (based on voting) most dems have no issues with HRC's republican policies and views (I can list them if requested).

If the majority of the democratic party feels that these traditionally republican views are the way we should head then I fear that it's going to lose a number of voters (especially younger ones), myself included. But they need to know that the reality is that the party left us, not vice versa.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:11 PM

5. Oh, please. She wants that info blasted out in the states that support fracking. n.t

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Response to Skwmom (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:12 PM

7. Good point! nt

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:12 PM

6. But come on, that was before the political winds changed and she "evolved"

 

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:24 PM

9. remember what she said in the debate last week? (transcript follows)

QUESTION: Fracking can lead to environmental pollution including, but not limited to, the contamination of water supply. Do you support fracking?

COOPER: Secretary Clinton?

CLINTON: You know, I donít support it when any locality or any state is against it, number one. I donít support it when the release of methane or contamination of water is present. I donít support it ó number three ó unless we can require that anybody who fracks has to tell us exactly what chemicals they are using.

So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place. And I think thatís the best approach, because right now, there places where fracking is going on that are not sufficiently regulated.

So first, weíve got to regulate everything that is currently underway, and we have to have a system in place that prevents further fracking unless conditions like the ones that I just mentioned are met.

COOPER: Senator Sanders, you...

SANDERS: My answer ó my answer is a lot shorter. No, I do not support fracking.

(APPLAUSE)
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COOPER: Senator Sanders, though ... to Secretary Clintonís point, there are a number of Democratic governors in many states who say that fracking can be done safely, and that itís helping their economies. Are they wrong?

SANDERS: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/07/us/politics/transcript-democratic-presidential-debate.html

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