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Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Guaidó Defends Chevron, Funder of U.S. Regime Change Organization

Chevron has been a loyal donor to the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit with ties to the U.S. Republican party that has worked for decades to strengthen the political opposition in Venezuela.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Facing a Green New Deal Backer, Lipinski Gets a Boost From Oil and Gas PACs

Fossil fuel company PACs flocked to centrist Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski after his progressive primary challenger entered the race.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

National Grid Asks Customers to Help it Lobby for a New Fracked Gas Pipeline

The utility company implemented a moratorium on new service in the NYC area after a billion-dollar fracked-gas pipeline project was rejected by New York and New Jersey governments, and is now pressing its customers in a last-ditch lobbying effort.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Leader of Centrist Climate Caucus Has Millions Invested in Oil and Gas Companies

Rep. Rooney, who is reviving the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, favors a carbon tax plan that mirrors a proposal put forth by the fossil fuel industry.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

DCCC Vendors Work for Corporations Lobbying Against Democratic Policies

The DCCC has blacklisted vendors that work with progressive challengers, but it continues to pay those whose corporate clients work to block policies like net neutrality and Medicare for All.

Koch Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservative Democrat Continues to Take Koch Cash

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.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Biden’s Climate Adviser Earned $1 Million From Natural Gas Company

Current 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden has a “middle-ground” climate approach that will promote natural gas, potentially enriching his adviser’s former employer.

Taxes Primary category in which blog post is published

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.