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NextGen Climate Action Asks Prime Minister Harper If Canada Lobbied For Keystone XL To Be Part Of The Demands That Shut Down The U.S. Government

Question arises after Harper says Canada won't "take 'no' for an answer" on Canadian export pipeline running through America

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Tom Steyer, president of NextGen Climate Action, released a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking if a Canadian lobbying campaign unnecessarily injected the Keystone XL Pipeline into the U.S. congressional debate on the debt ceiling. These questions arose in light of Harper's September 26 comments about the inevitability of the Keystone XL Pipeline's construction and that he will not "take 'no' for an answer" from the President of the United States about a Canadian pipeline running through the heart of America. The letter was also prompted by news that TransCanada will launch a new advertising campaign aimed at policy makers in Washington, D.C.

In the letter, Steyer asks Prime Minister Harper to answer the following key question:

Have your government, your government's lobbyist and/or agents representing TransCanada communicated with House Republicans about including Keystone in the original litany of demands put to President Obama?

The text of the letter to Prime Minister Harper can be found below:

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.Office of the Prime Minister80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister:

We have become aware that TransCanada, the foreign oil company that is seeking to run the Keystone XL Pipeline through the United States in order to make sure billions of dollars flow to TransCanada is preparing to run a new advertising campaign this weekend that targets Washington, DC.

News of this advertising campaign comes in the context of House Republicans having closed down the U.S. government as well as threatening to oppose the extension of the country's debt limit unless certain demands were met. Included in the original list of House Republican demands was that the Obama Administration grant approval for the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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