2013-06-17 04:01:20.0 GMT
by Mark Drajem, Bloomberg, June 17, 2013
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We may get a hint this week as hedge-fund founder turned climate activist Tom Steyer kicks off a social-media campaign aimed at prodding President Barack Obama into rejecting
TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline. Steyer, who hosted a fundraiser with Obama on , wants to get the Obamamaniacs who campaigned for the president in 2008 and 2012 to train their efforts on convincing him to reject Keystone.
, Steyer is scheduled to team up at an event at the National Press Club in Washington with allies in the cause to increase the public pressure on the president to reject the pipeline. Dozens of veterans of Obama’s presidential campaigns have already signed a petition opposing the pipeline. He argues that building the pipeline from Canada’s oil sands to southern U.S. refineries would be a disaster for the climate.