Letter warns Mass. Senate candidate on Keystone
BOSTON (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Lynch says he will not bow to pressure from environmental activisits to change his stance on the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada.
Lynch has voted in the past to support the pipeline, which critics say will bring "dirty oil" that contributes to global warming. Lynch's Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, opposes the pipeline.
Thomas Steyer, a billionaire California hedge fund operator, warned Lynch in a letter on Monday that if the congressman does not publicly oppose Keystone by Monday, he'll launch an "aggressive public education campaign" targeting Lynch in the Massachusetts Senate campaign.
Conor Yunits, a spokesman for Lynch, said the letter was "like something out of a James Bond film" and that Lynch would not respond to "threats and ultimatums."