Call it ‘bright money’: Steyer buys Keystone XL delay with $100m to Dems

Call it ‘bright money’: Steyer buys Keystone XL delay with $100m to Dems

[Ed. – ‘Cause if the buy-off is in plain sight, it’s not “dark money” in politics, right?]

While the media is obsessed with the Koch brothers this campaign season, a billionaire hedge fund manager from San Francisco just bought off the White House to the tune of $100 million in order to delay the Keystone XL pipeline decision.

From Fox News:

The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely — a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. …

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What you won’t hear about in mainstream media is how Billionaire Tom Steyer drove the decision by promising to spend $100 million to help Democrats in the midterm election who help defeat the project…

With the decision pushed back probably past the election, this allows the Democrats to be for or against the decision depending on their election chances and how badly they need Steyer’s support.

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