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Secretary of State Candidate Susan Rice Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands

Rice holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands industry.

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Since it crosses the U.S.-Canadian border, that plan would also require State Department approval.

OnEarth editor-at-large Ted Genoways contributed to this report.

Scott Dodd is the editorial director of NRDC, which publishes OnEarth. He was a newspaper reporter for 12 years, contributing to coverage of Hurricane Katrina that won a Pulitzer Prize, and has written for Scientific American, Slate, and other publications. CJR praised his expansion of OnEarth.org as an outlet for "bang-up investigative journalism." He also teaches at Columbia University. 

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