Guardian: Oil and gas industry has pumped millions into Republican campaigns

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About one in three dollars donated to Republican hopefuls from mega-rich individuals came from people who owe their fortunes to fossil fuels – and who stand to lose the most in the fight against climate change.

The scale of investment by fossil fuel interests in presidential Super Pacs reached about $107m last year – before any votes were cast in the Republican primary season.

Campaign groups said the funds raised questions about what kind of leverage the fossil fuel industry might enjoy if the Republicans were to take the White House.

Ted Cruz, the Texas senator seen as having the best chance of stopping Donald Trump from clinching the Republican nomination, was among the biggest beneficiaries of fossil fuel support to his Super Pac.


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Cruz, who more than any other Republican candidate openly rejects mainstream science on climate change, banked some 57% of the funds to his Super Pac, or about $25m, from fossil fuel interests, according to campaign filings compiled by Greenpeace and reviewed by the Guardian.

Read more at Guardian.UK

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5 COMMENTS

  1. why is it these people who receive so much money from fossil fuels are NOT MADE TO PAY THE CARBON FOOTPRINT ON THE MONIES THEY HAVE BEEN BOUGHT OFF WITH.peace and justice for ALL. mylo

    • What hate.! Carbon footprint.!!! My carbon footprint is bigger than yours and I wish I could make it bigger. Live with it you brainwashed kiddo.!!

  2. And Jew York times support for Democrats is worth billions of dollars.! I don’t understand what’s big fuss about all these little donations?

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