Energy

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Mysterious Dark Money Group That Backed ‘Big Oil’s Favorite Democrat’ Was Funded by Big Oil

American Workers for Progress, which spent big for Cuellar, was funded by an oil and gas industry lobbying group.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Climate Coalition Talking Points Prop Up Brian Deese

Mainstream environmental groups rally around the former BlackRock executive, while more left-leaning groups remain skeptical.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Biden’s ‘Nightmare’ Climate Advisor is Connected to Energy Transition Team Members

Ernest Moniz, who presided over an expansion of US fracking as Energy Secretary, has deep ties to Biden's transition advisers on energy.

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Biden to Tap Fossil Fuel-Friendly Rep for White House Job

Top Democratic oil and gas PAC money recipient Rep. Cedric Richmond will be hired for an advisory role, according to reports.

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Kennedy Fails to Return Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Donations

The Joe Kennedy campaign told Sludge it would refund fossil fuel lobbyist donations that violate the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge, which Kennedy signed, but it appears it did not follow through.

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DNC’s Flip-Flop on Fossil Fuel Subsidies Follows Deep Ties To the Industry

The DNC quietly removed language from the party platform yesterday that endorsed an end to fossil fuel subsidies, after voting two years ago to allow itself to accept fossil fuel PAC contributions.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Kennedy to Refund Donations From Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

A lobbyist for natural gas and pipeline companies gave Kennedy the legal maximum contribution, a violation of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge that Kennedy signed.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

The Democrats Who Want to Bail Out the Oil Industry

Backed by oil and gas PACs, some Democrats are calling on the government to buy oil to support the industry.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.