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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reps Overseeing Pipeline Safety are Profiting From Pipeline Companies

American oil and gas pipelines continue to expand while the agency that’s supposed to oversee them sits idly by.

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California Climate Change Denier Has a Progressive House Challenger

Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa has supported legislation to loosen environmental protections and increase post-fire logging, which can exacerbate forest fires, in his state.

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Democratic Leader Ben Ray Luján Endorses Green New Deal, Won’t Take Fossil Fuel Exploration Money

A spokesperson for Luján told Sludge that he won’t take money from fossil fuel PACs and executives, but he hasn’t signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge.

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Beto O’Rourke Says He Won’t Take Fossil Fuel CEO Money—But He Already Has

Two Houston-based oil and gas CEOs each gave the maximum allowed donation to O’Rourke’s campaign on March 29.

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Trade Group for Small, Independent Oil Producers Has Deep Ties to Big Oil

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.