Fossil Fuel Investors Are Pumping Millions of Dollars Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Fossil fuel interests have pumped $3.25 million into the largest super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton's candidacy for the White House.

Fossil Fuel Investors Are Pumping Millions of Dollars Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Fossil fuel interests have pumped $3.25 million into the largest super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for the White House.

Approximately one in every 15 dollars given to Priorities USA Action, which took in $50.5 million in contributions last year, came from donors linked to oil and natural gas interests, according to data compiled by Greenpeace.

Article Source : VICE NEWS

Fossil fuel interests have pumped $3.25 million into the largest super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton's candidacy for the White House.

Approximately one in every 15 dollars given to Priorities USA Action, which took in $50.5 million in contributions last year, came from donors linked to oil and natural gas interests, according to data compiled by Greenpeace.

But fossil fuel interests are also sending checks directly to her campaign. Clinton has take in nearly $268,000 in contributions from individuals employed in the oil and gas sector this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who does not have a super PAC spending on his behalf, took in just over $35,000.

By comparison, direct contributions from employees in the pharmaceutical and health products industry have reached approximately $410,000 for Clinton and $82,000 for Sanders so far this election cycle.

Greenpeace, which does not endorse candidates for political office, said the contributions highlight the role of special interests in politics, which stands in the way of "sensible" climate and environmental policy.

"When people walk into a room with $3.25 million, in a political system where you have to raise this kind of money to win, you're going to have to make concessions," said Jesse Coleman, a researcher for Greenpeace. "That's the danger right there, that you're listening to them more than you're listening to people who don't have that kind of money."

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


About us

Impact4All is designed to deliver the full spectrum of news, analysis and connectivity that allows all players and audiences to become informed and participate at any level in the new energy sector. It is designed to break down barriers between audiences, activists and investors.

Impact4All.org is currently developing and preparing to deploy a best in class, multi-level, universally accessible tender, transaction and e-commerce facility (I4A.exchange). This has been designed and built for all participants, at all levels within the ecosystem of renewable energy and resource management investments. This platform will allow contacts and connections to be facilitated more efficiently, accelerating climate solution projects globally.





Newsletter



CONTACT US

Print Friendly, PDF & Email