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Tom Steyer, S.F. activist, to host Obama

April 4, 2013

By Carla Marinuccisfchroinicle – excerpt

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer has invested millions of dollars to argue that climate change is “the defining issue of our time” and that blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is pivotal to the nation’s environmental health and future.

On Wednesday, Steyer will have a priceless opportunity to raise the pipeline issue with President Obama, who will be a guest in his San Francisco home for a Democratic Party campaign fundraiser.

“We’re committed to the idea that this be talked about and known,” Steyer said in a telephone interview Tuesday. He has been working in Massachusetts this week on behalf of Rep. Edward Markey, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate who strongly opposes the Keystone pipeline.

“But I don’t think there’s anything we can say that he hasn’t heard,” Steyer said of Obama. “He knows exactly what’s right on this issue, and he knows what to do.”… (more)


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