Sign the petition to Hillary Clinton: Drop your Keystone XL conflict

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Tell Hillary Clinton: Drop your Keystone XL conflict and return the foreign contributions

Sign the petition to Hillary Clinton:
Immediately return Clinton Foundation contributions from foreign governments. These contributions create a clear and unnecessary conflict of interest as you prepare to run for President.

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Dear 5849376,

We're winning the fight against Keystone XL. Rejection of the tar sands pipeline by President Obama is looking more likely every day. So you can bet foreign oil companies are setting their sights on the next president of the United States hoping for approval in two years.

That's why it's so troubling that an investigation by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that the Clinton Foundation has been accepting contributions from foreign governments, including a Canadian agency tasked with promoting the Keystone XL pipeline!1

This constitutes a significant conflict of interest as Hillary Clinton moves toward her near-certain presidential campaign.

Tell Hillary Clinton: Return Clinton Foundation contributions from foreign governments.

The Clinton foundation put a self-imposed ban on new foreign contributions while Hillary Clinton was serving as Secretary of State. (It turns out, the ban was not strictly followed.)2

But since then, the foundation quietly started accepting millions in contributions from foreign governments including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman. Ominously for our fight to block the Keystone XL pipeline, the Clintons' foundation has also accepted contributions from the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development agency of Canada, whose top priorities for this year include promoting approval of Keystone XL.3

If elected president, Hillary Clinton will face major decisions on energy and foreign policy - and it's not as if she will be able to recuse herself from these decisions because of possible conflict arising from past contributions to her foundation.

Keystone XL could very conceivably be one of those decisions: The fight has already stretched out to 6 years, and if President Obama kicks the can down the road -- or even if he rejects it -- Clinton could well face a decision on the pipeline as President in 2017.

Tell Hillary Clinton: Return Clinton Foundation contributions from foreign governments.

As Secretary of State in 2010, Clinton said she was "inclined" to approve Keystone XL, while presiding over a State Department environmental analysis so phenomenally corrupt it was investigated by the State Department Inspector General, and so inept, it ignored Keystone XL's primary purpose as a major enabler of tar sands expansion.

This raises the question if these contributions, and the prospect of more, may have encouraged Hillary Clinton to remain silent on Keystone XL over the past few years, even as President Obama has become a more vocal critic.

It is entirely inappropriate for the foundation which bears her name to be accepting contributions from foreign governments, especially those lobbying on hotly contested fights like Keystone XL.

Tell Hillary Clinton: Return Clinton Foundation contributions from foreign governments.

Thanks for all you do.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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1. Foreign Government Gifts to Clinton Foundation on the Rise," Wall Street Journal, 2/17/15
2. What the Clinton Foundation is Costing Hillary," The New Yorker, 2/26/15
3. Clinton Foundation Taking Funds From Foreign Governments, Keystone XL Group," Firedoglake, 2/20/15


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