Democrats to reject fossil fuel donations

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has voted unanimously to ban contributions from fossil fuel companies, in a victory for activists and environmental advocates. It remains to be seen how much this will impact party fundraising. 

However, the oil and gas industry, in addition to coal companies, have historically contributed far more to Republicans than to Democrats. Nearly 90 percent of oil and gas contributions in 2016 went to Republicans. For the coal industry, those numbers are closer to nearly 100 percent

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They can go to campaign events on Segways

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Good idea. But should also include the chemical, insurance, healthcare and steel industries...Wall Street, Hollywood

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Just now, 李伟王芳 said:

Good idea. But should also include the chemical, insurance, healthcare and steel industries...Wall Street, Hollywood

NRA, Bloomberg, Soros, 

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$6.6 billion, that's how much candidates, parties, and outside groups raised and spent in trying to move things their way in the 2016 election cycle

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11 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has voted unanimously to ban contributions from fossil fuel companies, in a victory for activists and environmental advocates. It remains to be seen how much this will impact party fundraising. 

However, the oil and gas industry, in addition to coal companies, have historically contributed far more to Republicans than to Democrats. Nearly 90 percent of oil and gas contributions in 2016 went to Republicans. For the coal industry, those numbers are closer to nearly 100 percent

So, are they also reject donations from all the companies that use, burn, and waste fossil fuels.

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13 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has voted unanimously to ban contributions from fossil fuel companies, in a victory for activists and environmental advocates. It remains to be seen how much this will impact party fundraising. 

However, the oil and gas industry, in addition to coal companies, have historically contributed far more to Republicans than to Democrats. Nearly 90 percent of oil and gas contributions in 2016 went to Republicans. For the coal industry, those numbers are closer to nearly 100 percent

GOP rejects nothing and no one. 

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Just now, Cokiga Damke said:

GOP rejects nothing and no one. 

including Ben and Jerry ice cream? 

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So if Exxon donates to the DNC it will accept its donations because it has a renewable energy division? But, aren't donations from corporations already prohibited by law?

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19 minutes ago, 李伟王芳 said:

Good idea. But should also include the chemical, insurance, healthcare and steel industries...Wall Street, Hollywood

 I smell hypocrisy

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26 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has voted unanimously to ban contributions from fossil fuel companies, in a victory for activists and environmental advocates. It remains to be seen how much this will impact party fundraising. 

However, the oil and gas industry, in addition to coal companies, have historically contributed far more to Republicans than to Democrats. Nearly 90 percent of oil and gas contributions in 2016 went to Republicans. For the coal industry, those numbers are closer to nearly 100 percent

So when you take all that money, of course you will then deny that humans influence the climate and  do everything you can to stall renewable energy expansion in the US.

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How much have fossil fuel companies been donating to the Republicans? You know, so we can see how strong a stance they're taking?

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So what is newsy about this. The oil companies are not donating to DNC anyway and now the they declares that they will not accept any money from oil companies. Luckily, Trump is on plane now, has plenty of time on his thumbs, and can entertain us

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Just now, Cokiga Damke said:

So what is newsy about this. The oil companies are not donating to DNC anyway and now the they declares that they will not accept any money from oil companies. Luckily, Trump is on plane now, has plenty of time on his thumbs, and can entertain us

Saying that Kim Jong-un is cool guy and trashing all other allies 

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1 minute ago, 李伟王芳 said:

Saying that Kim Jong-un is cool guy and trashing all other allies 

and insulting De Niro while landing

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47 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has voted unanimously to ban contributions from fossil fuel companies, in a victory for activists and environmental advocates. It remains to be seen how much this will impact party fundraising. 

However, the oil and gas industry, in addition to coal companies, have historically contributed far more to Republicans than to Democrats. Nearly 90 percent of oil and gas contributions in 2016 went to Republicans. For the coal industry, those numbers are closer to nearly 100 percent

Really? Aren't they broke? 

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Just now, 李伟王芳 said:

Really? Aren't they broke? 

tax cut helped a little 

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"DNC is banning contributions from the fossil fuel industry."  This is just dumb.  Oil & Gas will continue for decades to be important in the American economy.  In fact, NatGas production, in particular, seems to be on an upward ramp.  NatGas & NGLs are cheap on the Gulf Coast, new chemical plants are opening there regularly to take advantage.  The plants employ folks directly and indirectly.   Now the Democrats want to ignore this segment of the population?  Makes no sense whatsoever.  The story about Texas slowly going blue may need to be revised.  African-American, Latino, & Muslim voters with ties to the energy & petrochemicals chemicals industries will not vote for a party that's against those industries.  They'll do as Harry Truman suggested and vote for their paychecks.

 

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As far as the fossil industry businessmen contributing to the Republican party in 2016, that's just their paychecks again.  There is a substantial element in the Democratic Party that is loudly outspoken against fossil fuels.  The industries they oppose  are undergoing a huge, historical expansion. Those industries'  exports are rapidly growing in value.  My guess is that there will be a changing of the guard, and Democratic leadership with more sense will emerge.  Or a third party will emerge, capturing voters turned away by the nut-cases leading both parties.  I further suggest that a key plank in that party will be practical steps to return manufacturing to the USA.   The offshoring of manufacturing is not historically or economically inevitable. It's happening because government leaders in this country are failing  to heed the will of the citizenry.  

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I am curious if they will accept oil and gas union contributions, albeit O&G unions are less active than in other industries. 

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4 hours ago, GCMS Guy said:

"DNC is banning contributions from the fossil fuel industry."  This is just dumb

Shhhhhh.

DNC virtue signalling is amusing.  Please don't interrupt them as they continue to jump up and down and hyperventilate, I'm enjoying the comedy.

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Democrats not taking money from oil companies anymore?  Good thing U.S. oil production is on the rise!  More money for the GOP!

It also makes me happy to know that every Prius I see on the road is still burning gasoline.  Thanks for the donation, democrats!

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1 hour ago, GeoSciGuy said:

Democrats not taking money from oil companies anymore? 

 

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Meanwhile, somewhere on the PCH, a Tesla Model 3's lithium ion batteries are still on fire for the 6th day in a row.

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