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Posted Wed Dec 11 2013: from Politico:
John Podesta will recuse himself from Keystone, White House aide says
In news sure to deflate the hopes of climate activists, green energy advocate John Podesta will recuse himself from issues related to the Keystone XL oil pipeline when he begins working as a special adviser to President Barack Obama, a White House aide confirmed to POLITICO late Tuesday. Environmentalists had spent Tuesday cheering the White House's selection of Podesta as an adviser on issues including climate and health care. His opposition to the pipeline is well known, fueling speculation that his new role portended a rejection of the project -- much to the dismay of Keystone's supporters.
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Squashing the raised hopes of environmentalists will now be called "Pulling a Podesta."

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