Rep. Henry Cuellar of oil-rich Texas got another campaign donation from the PAC of GOP megadonor Charles Koch’s fossil fuel conglomerate, Koch Industries.
Two Houston-based oil and gas CEOs each gave the maximum allowed donation to O’Rourke’s campaign on March 29.
Through think tanks, academia, and its own public education website, the Independent Petroleum Association of America is intertwined with many of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.
Only six House members took more money from the oil and gas industry in 2018 than their pick, Rep. Garrett Graves.
The more oil and gas money a House Democrat has received, the less likely they are to support the Green New Deal
Several members of the Senate Energy and Environment committees collectively own millions of dollars worth of stock in companies such as Chevron, Exxon, and ConocoPhillips.
A large number of representatives on the Energy and Commerce Committee have as much as $16 million personally invested in oil, gas, and coal companies and investment funds.
Florida Rep. Kathy Castor sold her shares worth up to $100,000 “to build confidence in her leadership.”
Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.
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.