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Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

The green movement’s green tactic

You’ve got to admire Tom Steyer’s sense of drama. The hedge fund billionaire from California, who has lately turned his attention and fortune to politics, wrote an open letter to Democratic Senate candidate Stephen Lynch on Monday, worded gleefully, for maximum attention.

Reverse your support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, it read, or issue binding proof that the crude oil it carries will stay in the United States. Do it by “high noon” on Friday, Steyer warned, or he will spend money to defeat Lynch in the primary against Keystone opponent Ed Markey.

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