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  • House Climate Panel Democrats Got Nearly $200,000 in Fossil Fuel Industry Donations

    02/09/2019 7:47:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 2/09/19 | PAUL BLUMENTHAL, ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN
    The nine Democrats selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis received a combined $198,000 from fossil fuel industry political action committees in the 2018 election cycle. The majority of the donations went to Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), who raised $117,000 from PACs connected to oil, gas, mining and electric utility corporations. Those donations constituted 6 percent of all contributions raised by Lujan. The rest of the appointees received scant funds from fossil fuel PACs. The data comes from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit that classifies campaign donations...
  • Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Push For A Green New Deal Committee

    12/21/2018 7:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 20, 2018 | by Alexander C. Kaufman
    Instead, Democrats are sticking to their original plan, and channeled Exxon Mobil in an announcement refusing to bar members who take fossil fuel money. Democratic leaders on Thursday tapped Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to head a revived U.S. House panel on climate change, all but ending a dramatic monthlong effort to establish a select committee on a Green New Deal. Castor’s appointment came as a surprise to proponents of a Green New Deal. Despite weeks of protests demanding House Democrats focus efforts next year on drafting a Green New Deal, the sort of sweeping economic policy that scientists say matches...