Rex Tillerson wont chip away at Keystone pipeline issues because of ExxonMobil connections The Guardian

“The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has recused himself from issues related to TransCanada Corpu2019s application for a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, the state department said in a letter on Thursday to the environmental group Greenpeace.
u201cHe has not worked on that matter at the Department of State, and will play no role in the deliberations or ultimate resolution of TransCanadau2019s application,u201d said the letter from Katherine McManus, the state departmentu2019s deputy legal adviser.
McManusu2019s letter came after Greenpeace wrote to officials at the state department and the Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday, urging Tillerson to recuse himself from any decisions on the multibillion-dollar pipeline, given his former role as chief executive officer of ExxonMobil.
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