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Articles By Derek Seidman, LittleSis

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Presidential Candidates Get Cash From Major Fossil Fuel Investors

Upper-level employees and executives at 14 hedge funds and private equity firms that are propping up the oil and gas industry have made large contributions to eight Democratic White House hopefuls, most who have taken the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.

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Mike Pence Set to Mingle With Wall Street Billionaires at Major Financial Conference

Pence will attend the Delivering Alpha conference along with hedge fund billionaires tied to some of the gravest problems humanity faces today.

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Dems Skirt ‘No Fossil Fuel Money’ Pledge as Trump Rakes in Oil and Gas Donations

Despite almost all Democratic candidates signing onto the No Fossil Fuel Pledge, oil and gas executives and lobbyists, and other executives with clear interests tied to fossil fuel companies, are finding ways to give money to candidates.

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To Quash Green New Deal, Big Oil Pushes a Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax

Backed by top global corporate powerhouses, the plan is driven by an industry-friendly logic firmly within the bounds of the neoliberal imagination.

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Fossil Fuel Giants Are Benefiting From Negative Effective Tax Rates

In 2018, fossil fuel-tied corporations that are driving our climate crisis disproportionately benefited from paying no federal income taxes.

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Bank of America is Set to Profit from the Biggest Oil Industry Merger in Years

BofA is advising oil giant Occidental Petroleum on its attempted takeover of Anadarko. If they can help close the deal, the bank will rake in tens of millions of dollars in advisory and service fees.