Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. In just the last five years, the state has tripled its oil production and delivered hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy.Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Likely Head of Global Warming Committee Will Reject Fossil Fuel Donations

The likely chair of a revived global warming committee tells Sludge she’ll reject campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry to “build confidence in her leadership.”

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With Endless Muck to Rake, Sludge Turns Three

Our nonprofit newsroom has stayed paywall-free, allowing our money-in-politics stories to be shared widely. We're asking more of our readers to help by becoming Sludge members.

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Fossil Fuel-Funded Think Tank Takes Tonko to Coal Country

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a D.C. think tank that presents itself as being above the fray of petty politics and concerned instead with the very serious business of crafting policies built on “the best ideas from both parties.”

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Manchin’s Proposal Cuts Campaign Finance and Ethics Reforms From S1

Joe Manchin seeks to strip the For the People Act of a public campaign financing option, conflict of interest rules, and key criteria for preclearance of election procedures.