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Fossil Fuel industry pays for Trump to party

Posted Apr. 20, 2017 / Posted by: Audrey Fox

Big Oil and Gas poured millions into Trump’s inaugural committee, exerting more influence and control over administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Filings released today by the Federal Election Commission show that fossil fuel companies poured nearly $7 million into parties and festivities for Trump’s inaugural committee, according to a preliminary analysis by Friends of the Earth.

Lukas Ross, climate and energy campaigner with Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement:

“This is the latest piece of evidence that Trump’s presidency is an exercise in corporate giveaways. Trump is handing our country over to fossil fuel corporations, who will desecrate our public lands and defile our oceans for dirty oil and coal. Trump got to party on Big Oil’s dime, and now the fossil fuel industry has been given free rein to pollute.”

Trump Crony Amount
CITGO PETROLEUM CORP 500,000
MERCURIA ENERGY TRADING, INC 25,000
TRANSOCEAN OFFSHORE DEEPWATER DRILLING, INC 25,000
ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP 100,000
Continental Resources 100,000
Murray Energy 300,000
Valero 100,000
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP 25,000
Nextra energy 250,000
Exxon 500,000
Southern Company 100,000
PBF HOLDING COMPANY 25,000
HUNT CONSOLIDATED INC 33,200
XCEL ENERGY 25,000
WHITE STALLION ENERGY, LLC 175,000
CONSOL ENERGY INC. 150,000
BP CORPORATION NORTH AMERICA 500,000
BUCKEYE PARTNERS 25,000
CHENIERE ENERGY SHARED SERVICES (LNG) 100,000
CHEVRON PRODUCTS COMPANY 525,000
Clifford Forest 1,000,000
John Hess 1,000,000
Kelcy Warren 250,000
Christopher Cline 1,000,000
TOTAL 6,833,200

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Expert contact: Lukas Ross, (202) 222-0728, lross@foe.org
Communications contact: Erin Jensen (202) 222-0722, ejensen@foe.org

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