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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democrats on Key Energy Subcommittees Have Financial Stakes in Oil and Gas Companies

Seven Democratic members of the House Energy Committee’s Energy and Environment subcommittees collectively own at least $2.3 million worth of stock in the oil and gas industry.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

As it Cultivates a Socially Responsible Image, Juul Sends Lobbyist to ALEC’s Annual Meeting

Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in ALEC it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest.

Private Prisons Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private Prisons

As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Guaidó Defends Chevron, Funder of U.S. Regime Change Organization

Chevron has been a loyal donor to the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit with ties to the U.S. Republican party that has worked for decades to strengthen the political opposition in Venezuela.