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Buttigieg Bundler is a Natural Gas Consultant at McKinsey

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge organizers say the bundler’s personal contribution breaks the spirit of the pledge.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Joe Biden’s Campaign Co-Chair is a Big Oil and Gas Booster

Rep. Cedric Richmond, the Biden campaign’s national co-chair, has one of the most pro-industry voting records on fossil fuel issues among all congressional Democrats.

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Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors

Two of the Paul Weiss attorneys who successfully defended ExxonMobil in New York against charges that it hid costs related to climate change have given maximum donations to former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Conservative Democrat Gets $100k from Oil & Gas PACs in Bid to Fend Off Surging Progressive

Attorney Jessica Cisneros is taking on the fossil fuel-friendly Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the 2020 primary.

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Climate Caucus Founder Is a Fossil Fuel Favorite

Republican Sen. Mike Braun, a major recipient of corporate PAC donations from oil and gas companies, will co-found the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus.

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ExxonMobil Is Still Bankrolling Climate Science Deniers

A review of the company's latest grantmaking report shows the company made large donations to groups, think tanks, and business associations that reject the reality and seriousness of the climate crisis

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Group Claiming to Speak for Rural Democrats is Tied to Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

Heidi Heitkamp’s One Country Project urges Democrats to take a moderate approach to climate change.

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Facing Climate Crisis, Senators Have Millions Invested in Fossil Fuel Companies

U.S. senators own as much as $14 million in fossil fuel stocks, raising questions about their willingness to adequately address climate change.

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Fossil Fuel Ad Campaigns Emphasize ‘Positives’ After Climate Denial Lands Industry in Hot Seat

Fossil fuel companies and astroturf industry groups are retooling their messaging to avoid accusations of climate science denial.