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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

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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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.

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Presidential Candidates Get Cash From Major Fossil Fuel Investors

Upper-level employees and executives at 14 hedge funds and private equity firms that are propping up the oil and gas industry have made large contributions to eight Democratic White House hopefuls, most who have taken the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.

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Joe Biden Has Multiple Ties to Liquefied Natural Gas Pioneer Cheniere Energy

Biden’s Sep. 5 fundraiser, co-hosted by natural gas company co-founder Andrew Goldman, brings into focus his several connections to the natural gas giant.