The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, another appendage of the oil lobby (Chevron and other oil corporations donate generously to the Chamber), is now joining in the push back. The Chamber’s Sean Hackbarth, a Republican blogging consultant, posted an item on the website Chamber Post to denounce the Times for daring to align itself with brave protesters using civil disobedience to stop the Keystone XL.
Oil lobbyists can tweet and hire as many GOP consultants they desire. But nothing changes the fact that the Keystone XL will be bad for the climate, and dangerous for thousands of American communities living near the proposed site. Oil lobbyists have the money for much more advertising and public relations, but money can’t buy the passion exhibited by protests at the White House.
Click here for a slideshow of the latest protests.