Articles By Alex Kotch
The senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist had a paid board seat at one nuclear company and lobbied for two others. Then he joined the Senate.
Rep. Eliot Engel’s committee has jurisdiction over arms exports, and he’s gotten significant campaign donations from the defense industry and pro-Israel interests.
Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.
The right-wing educational website PragerU has published videos that discriminate against immigrants and Muslims. Sludge found out who’s funding them.
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.”
The wife of the ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee bought stock in an oil company in November.
A white nationalist candidate for U.S. House paid for a number of Facebook ads, including one promoting the podcast of a prominent neo-Nazi.
In the wake of a Sludge investigation showing multiple contributions from oil and gas executives, Oil Change USA took O’Rourke’s name off the list of political candidates who promised to reject fossil fuel donations over $200.
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.