Only six House members took more money from the oil and gas industry in 2018 than their pick, Rep. Garrett Graves.
Sludge asked the groups, which include The Conservation Fund and Earthworks, about their funding from Colcom Foundation. Most declined to comment.
Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.
The likely chair of a revived global warming committee tells Sludge she’ll reject campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry to “build confidence in her leadership.”
The wife of the ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee bought stock in an oil company in November.
In the wake of a Sludge investigation showing multiple contributions from oil and gas executives, Oil Change USA took O’Rourke’s name off the list of political candidates who promised to reject fossil fuel donations over $200.
Seven Democratic members of the House Energy Committee’s Energy and Environment subcommittees collectively own at least $2.3 million worth of stock in the oil and gas industry.
One tweet about campaign finance set off a Twitter war between liberals and leftists that culminated in wild conspiracy theories.Opinion
America’s Biggest Wildfire Profiteer Is Major Donor to Republicans Whose Policies Benefit His Business
Scientists say that post-fire logging makes future wildfires more likely, but Republicans with funding from the logging industry are trying to expand the practice.
The energy editor of the Charles Koch-funded Daily Caller owes his career to the conservative billionaire industrialist.