Climate

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DNC’s Flip-Flop on Fossil Fuel Subsidies Follows Deep Ties To the Industry

The DNC quietly removed language from the party platform yesterday that endorsed an end to fossil fuel subsidies, after voting two years ago to allow itself to accept fossil fuel PAC contributions.

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Kennedy to Refund Donations From Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

A lobbyist for natural gas and pipeline companies gave Kennedy the legal maximum contribution, a violation of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge that Kennedy signed.

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Following Sludge Report, Kennedy’s Trust Fund Sells Fossil Fuel Stocks

Rep. Joe Kennedy said this week that his family trusts had divested from oil and gas company stocks, though one of the funds recently bought stock in Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate which owns natural gas and coal companies.

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Trump Admin Bails Out Oil and Gas Companies That Gave Millions to GOP Groups

As the economy collapsed in the pandemic, oil and gas companies that have donated over $10 million to Republican super PACs got tax breaks and lease pauses from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former fossil fuel industry lobbyist.

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Here Are the Corporate Lobbyists on the DNC Committee That Blocked the Climate Debate

Ten of the 17 votes in the Resolutions Committee against holding a climate-focused presidential debate last year came from members put forward by DNC Chair Tom Perez.

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The Democrats Who Want to Bail Out the Oil Industry

Backed by oil and gas PACs, some Democrats are calling on the government to buy oil to support the industry.

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Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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Barred From Former Clients, Bernhardt Met With Groups That Represent Them

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt agreed to recuse himself from matters involving Halliburton and other former lobbying and legal clients, but he met with lobbying groups that work to further their interests.