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Help us pick the next target for our Keystone XL television ad! These are just a few of the elected officials and candidates who’ve been sold on the idea that the Keystone XL pipeline is a good deal for America. But when China has invested $30B in tar sands to secure oil for their own economy, it’s time for these politicians to ask the hard questions—we can’t let Americans get taken for a bunch of suckers. Choose the official who should hear the facts next, and send them a message of your own.

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Marco Rubio

Senator (R-FL)

“By not acting on Keystone, the President is depriving America of a means to create jobs, take a step towards energy independence, and bolster our national security by tapping into our energy resources and those of our friends in Canada instead of tyrannical governments.”

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Fact

Actually Senator Rubio, the real winners if the Keystone XL pipeline is built are foreign countries like China. In the past few years, China has invested nearly $30 billion in the Canadian tar sands; and since 2003, China has held 33 percent of all foreign investments in Canadian tar sands.

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Shelley Moore Capito

Representative (R-WV-2nd District)

“Denying the Keystone Pipeline is a missed opportunity to…reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”

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Fact

Here’s the truth, Rep. Capito: Keystone XL won’t make America energy independent. In fact, it will threaten our land and livelihoods to pump Canadian tar sands heavy crude through America and out to foreign countries, like China—and oil companies aren’t obligated to sell America a single barrel.

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Mary Landrieu

Senator (D-LA)

“The Keystone pipeline, in my view … is an important part of energy security for our neighborhood,” Landrieu said. “Energy security that is sensitive to our environment, mindful of the importance of clean air and water, but a pipeline that can give us the jobs and economic opportunity for our neighborhood.”

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Fact

Actually Senator Landrieu, tar sands are one of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels. Keystone XL would generate as much carbon pollution as 51 new coal-fired power plants.

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Mike Rounds

Former Governor and Senate Candidate (R-SD)

“Five years of inaction for Keystone XL pipeline is far too long. Build it now for America's energy independence!”

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Fact

Governor Rounds, would you like to know what the American people get out of the deal? The Keystone XL pipeline won’t lead to America’s energy independence; it would only lead to higher gas prices in the Midwest by relieving a bottleneck of oil in Oklahoma and providing access to higher prices on the world market via the Gulf Coast.

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Paul Broun

Representative (R-GA-10th District)

“This legislation would allow us to immediately start building the much-needed and long-awaited Keystone Pipeline – creating thousands of new jobs and moving our country closer to energy independence.”

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Fact

Sorry, Representative Broun, but the Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 permanent jobs.

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