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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) speaks during a news conference on President Donald Trump's Clean Energy Plan replacement on Capitol Hill on Aug. 21, 2018 in Washington, D.C.Zach Gibson/Getty Images

STOCK TICKER: Tom Carper’s Spouse Invests in Marathon Petroleum

The wife of the ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee bought stock in an oil company in November.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

The DNC is Taking Thousands From Fossil Fuel Executives

As it rejects a climate debate, the DNC is taking big contributions from individuals who own and run companies that profit from the burning of oil, gas, and coal.

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.