Current 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden has a “middle-ground” climate approach that will promote natural gas, potentially enriching his adviser’s former employer.
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 Bipartisan Policy Center announced that Crowley will lead an initiative to develop infrastructure funding proposals including ending the government's reliance on the gas tax. Crowley’s new lobbying firm has been pushing the same thing for years on behalf of Shell Oil.
The more oil and gas money a House Democrat has received, the less likely they are to support the Green New Deal
A recently submitted ethics complaint alleges that David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Interior Department, violated at least two sections of Trump’s “drain the swamp” executive order.
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.”
Sludge asked the groups, which include The Conservation Fund and Earthworks, about their funding from Colcom Foundation. Most declined to comment.