Philip Radford On Keystone XL: Greenpeace Director Warns Of Pipeline's Likely Political Impacts

Greenpeace Director Warns Keystone XL Decision Could Have Long-Term Consequences
WASHINGTON - APRIL 25: Greenpeace Executive Director Phil Radford speaks at The 2010 Earth Day Climate Rally at the National Mall on April 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 25: Greenpeace Executive Director Phil Radford speaks at The 2010 Earth Day Climate Rally at the National Mall on April 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline could spark an "incredibly negative" reaction from voters and President Barack Obama's big donors, Greenpeace USA Executive Director Philip Radford said Wednesday.

Radford told SiriusXM's Ari Rabin-Havt, "It would also affect Hilary Clinton if she ran for office, because she was positioned to rubber-stamp the Keystone pipeline."

"I think she would become 'Keystone Clinton,'" he added.

As Secretary of State, Clinton drew criticism from environmentalists after rumors surfaced she would recommend approval of the international oil pipeline.

Current Secretary of State John Kerry will now offer the final recommendation to Obama. Discounting Republicans' arguments that the pipeline would be a "big jobs generator," Obama recently told The New York Times he will evaluate TransCanada's project based on its likely contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

Radford previously blogged in The Huffington Post, "It's clear there's no room in our future for the Keystone pipeline."

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