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- August 26, 2015

Awkward Optics In Iowa Today As Clinton Speaks In Front Of A John Deere Tractor

Clinton Continues To Dodge On Keystone

Clinton Has "Steadfastly Refused" To Take A Position On The Keystone XL Pipeline. "Clinton has steadfastly refused to come down on either side of the pipeline, even as environmental groups have made it a key component of their agenda. While climate activists largely cheered Clinton's climate proposal that landed on Sunday night, many have long seen Keystone as a litmus test..'" (Gabriel Debenedetti, "Hillary Clinton Dodges On Keystone Pipeline Question,"Politico , 7/28/15)

John Deere Is A Strong Advocate For Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline

Deere & Co., The Parent Company Of John Deere Supports Approval Of The Keystone XL Pipeline. "Deere & Co. also include Keystone among numerous energy, transportation, agriculture and other issues in its $420,000 fourth quarter lobbying report. Last year, the company wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 'on behalf of John Deere and our customers engaged in the construction of pipelines throughout the United States,' urging her to approve the project." (Bob King, "Keystone Pipeline Lobbied On By Nearly Everyone," Politico, 2/3/12)

In 2011, Senior Vice President Of John Deere, Domenic Ruccolo, Wrote A Letter To Secretary Of State Clinton, To Voice A Public Comment On The Approval Process Of The Keystone XL Pipeline. " On behalf of John Deere and our customers engaged in the construction of pipelines throughout the United States, I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Project released by the Department of State on April 15, 2011." (Domenic Ruccolo, Senior Vice-President Of John Deere, Letter To Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, 5/25/11)

Ruccolo Asked For "A Prompt And Favorable Decision From The Department Of State For The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Project." "Numerous planned mitigation measures will be implemented by TransCanada in order to address concerns raised by constituents during the public comment period. In light of the foregoing, we want to express our support for a prompt and favorable decision from the Department of State for the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Project." (Domenic Ruccolo, Senior Vice-President Of John Deere, Letter To Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, 5/25/11)

The Ability Of The Keystone XL To Provide "Stable, Long-Term Supply Of Oil From Canada," Is A Huge Selling Point For "John Deere And The Customers Who Use Our Equipment." "One of the significant threats to our economic recovery and our nation's security is the cost of energy and our dependence on oil from unstable regions of the world. Soaring energy prices dramatically increase the cost of doing business for companies like John Deere and the customers who use our equipment. The development of Keystone XL will provide a stable, long-term supply of oil from Canada, one of our strongest and most loyal allies, to refineries in the United States." (Domenic Ruccolo, Senior Vice-President Of John Deere, Letter To Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, 5/25/11)

"John Deere Supports The Development Of the Keystone XL Pipeline And We Urge The Department Of State To Approve The Project." "In closing, the Keystone XL Pipeline Project presents a unique opportunity to support U.S. job growth, increase tax revenues, and provide an additional long-term, stable energy supply. John Deere supports the development of Keystone XL Pipeline and we urge the Department of State to approve the Project and grant the Presidential Permit necessary for its construction." (Domenic Ruccolo, Senior Vice-President Of John Deere, Letter To Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, 5/25/11)

During The Fourth Quarter Of 2011, John Rauber Jr. Was Registered To Lobby The House Of Representatives On Behalf Of Deere & Company In Regards To Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline. ( Lobbying Disclosures Act , Accessed 8/26/15)


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