First the Pope, now, a 15,500 page document?
The State Department environmental review of Keystone XL debuted quietly on Twitter last week with this tweet:
Hey I’m new to @twitter but I’ve been around awhile. I’m the State Dep’t environmental review of #KeystoneXL…all 15,500 pages of it.
— KXLFiles (@KXLFiles) May 16, 2013
So far, the Twitter account has been jumping on the pro-pipeline hashtag #TimeToBuild bandwagon — joining senators, representatives, and the Energy and Commerce Committee in pushing for approval of the pipeline.
What’s 15,500 pages, tells a tale that will help create #jobs, & is in the country’s national interest? Answer: Me. #TimeToBuild #KeystoneXL
— KXLFiles (@KXLFiles) May 20, 2013
Oh, and there is also a Lowe’s promotional tweet reminding you summer is coming soon.
The account has a scant 102 followers, so there’s a ways until it is anywhere near the Pope, or even the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has over 11,000 followers.
No one has yet claimed authorship of the account. However, this #FollowFriday tweet might showcase a suspect.
#FF @kxlfiles, 15,500 pgs of @statedept environmental review that proves building #KeystoneXL is in the national interest. #TimeToBuild
— Energy and Commerce (@HouseCommerce) May 17, 2013
The pipeline itself would transport oil from Canada’s tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The report the Twitter account is based on says that Canadian oil, dirty as it is, will be developed no matter what.
President Barack Obama has approved the southern section of the pipeline, but has yet to okay the northern half. The House is set to possibly vote on the pipeline this week, reports The Hill.