We’ve written quite a lot about Tom Steyer and his activism on behalf of climate change, including the fight against Prop. 23 here in California.  Steyer is a former hedge fund manager and billionaire who has made stopping the proposed Keystone XL pipeline a focus of his prolific activism.

Now the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza has come out with a great piece, called “The President and the Pipeline,” about the politics of the Keystone XL decision that is largely a profile of Steyer. (Good work, Chris Lehane!) It’s well worth a read and contains some wonderful details, like the fact that Steyer went hiking with environmental activist Bill McKibben and is preparing to launch a climate change initiative with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. I won’t give away anything else: go read Lizza’s piece.

Philanthropist Tom Steyer

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Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.