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GOP Picks a Top Oil and Gas Money Recipient as Climate Committee Ranking Member

Only six House members took more money from the oil and gas industry in 2018 than their pick, Rep. Garrett Graves.

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Shadow Lobbyist Joe Crowley is Poised to Advance Shell Oil’s Tax Interests

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.

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Group That Sponsored Anti-Ocasio-Cortez Billboard Tied to Koch and Other Billionaires

The Job Creators Network claims it’s “the voice of Main Street,” but a review of its donors and partners says it’s anything but.

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Dems Not Backing Green New Deal Took Far More Money From Oil and Gas Interests

The more oil and gas money a House Democrat has received, the less likely they are to support the Green New Deal

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Embracing the Swamp: Trump Elevates Official Who Violated His Ethics Order

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.

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Senators Who Will Impact Green New Deal Own Stock in Fossil Fuel Companies

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.

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Members of House Committee Overseeing the Environment Have Millions Invested in Fossil Fuels

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.

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Climate Crisis Committee Chair Divests From Fossil Fuel Fund Following Sludge Report

Florida Rep. Kathy Castor sold her shares worth up to $100,000 “to build confidence in her leadership.”

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New Chair of Climate Crisis Committee Owns Shares in Fossil Fuel Fund

Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.