A liberal group launched an online petition Friday demanding that potential secretary of State nominee Susan Rice divest herself of “every dollar of stock” in the Canadian company seeking approval for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to the Gulf Coast.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations owns between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada Corp. stock, according to her financial disclosure forms. The pipeline needs approval from the State Department before it can go forward.
The revelation has opened Rice up to criticism from environmentalists at a time when several Senate Republicans have vowed to oppose her because of her early statements about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Green groups are pressing the White House to require that any nominee for the position divest themselves of any stock in TransCanada or other oil sands companies.
- Liberals blast Susan Rice’s ‘outrageous’ investments in Canadian pipeline firm (occupytvstations.com)
- Susan Rice under fire from left for investments in Keystone pipeline firm (foxnews.com)
- Susan Rice, Top Candidate For Secretary Of State, Has Millions Tied To Canadian Tar Sands (thinkprogress.org)
- Susan Rice May Have Major Financial Stake in Keystone Pipeline (motherjones.com)
- Report: Susan Rice Holds Major Stakes in Canadian Oil Companies, Would Profit of Keystone Pipeline (nationalreview.com)
- Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- Susan Rice, Top Secretary Of State Candidate, Owns $300,000 – 600,000 Of Transcanada Stock ($1.25 Million in Canadian Oil Companies) (cleantechnica.com)
- Susan Rice Invested in Tar Sands and Keystone Pipeline (blacklistednews.com)
- Green Blog: Susan Rice Has Stake in Keystone Pipeline (green.blogs.nytimes.com)
- The real problem with Susan Rice (prairieweather.typepad.com)