The DNC has decided to reject donations from fossil fuel companies.

By | 2018-06-14T16:05:05+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

Courtesy of HuffPo:

The Democratic National Committee voted over the weekend to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, HuffPost has learned.

The resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a party activist, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― bars the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to the oil, gas and coal industries. The executive committee voted unanimously to approve the motion.

“We talk about how climate change is real and climate change is a planetary emergency, what we need to do is stop taking money from the institutions that have created this crisis,” said RL Miller, president of the super PAC Climate Hawks Vote Political Action and a co-author of the resolution.

The DNC may consider a second resolution at a full board meeting in Chicago in August to ban contributions over $200 from individuals who work for the fossil fuel industry. Miller said the proposal ― which has not yet been submitted to the DNC ― will hopefully lead candidates to adopt similar policies.

“So if Eddie Exxon is your college buddy and a frat-boy friend of yours and he’s employed at an Exxon gas station and wishes to donate $25 to have a barbecue and a beer with you, fine,” Miller said. “But if Edward J. Exxon in Exxon’s middle management thinks you’re worth contributing $2,700 to out of his own salary, that is much more concerning to us.”

I am standing up and applauding this decision. 

I think it is a great idea, that is long overdue. 

However, it is also politically dangerous. 

Already the fossil fuel companies give the lion’s share of their political donations to the Republicans because those guys have no problem with planetary rape. 

Now they will not only give them all of the donations but increase the amount in order to stop the Democrats who are clearly not even remotely sympathetic to their industry. 

This means that the renewable energy industry better start throwing money at the Democrats, as well as those of us who would like our grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have air to breathe and a planet on which to live. 

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6 Comments

    • anonymous June 14, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

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  1. anonymous June 14, 2018 at 7:14 am - Reply

    OT:”The inquiry has focused on whether former FBI Director James Comey’s public statements about the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state were based on “improper considerations.”
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    Law enforcement officials previously told Reuters the information was leaked to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an adviser to the Trump campaign. He now represents Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election.” “Members of several key U.S. House and Senate committees are expected to be briefed on the report in the early afternoon before its public release, according to documents seen by Reuters.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/14/justice-department-watchdog-to-release-report-on-james-comeys-handling-of-clinton-probe.html

  2. anonymous June 14, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/americas-rural-urban-divide-and-why-we-cant-seem-to-bridge-it.html

    “people who end up leasing out their land do often end up getting screwed over by the environmental and health consequences of doing so.”
    ” they are making this voting decision that may be calamitous, not just for urban America or the world, but that may be calamitous for their own livelihood?

    Because they hate the government more than they hate corporate influence. [That goes] back to the Revolutionary War.”

    “did Trump come to Appalachia, particularly to southwestern Pennsylvania, and promise that people would finally make money because he was going to unfetter regulation for coal companies and oil and gas companies, and thereby that trickle-down money would reach people’s pockets? Yes. So it was both anger and frustration as well as a hope in the future he’d deliver.”

  3. anonymous June 14, 2018 at 9:07 am - Reply

    OT?
    ““The EU will exercise its rights on US products valued at up to 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) of trade, as notified to the WTO,” the commission source added.

    Transatlantic ties are at their lowest level for many years due to rows over a host of issues including the tariffs, the Paris climate agreement, the Iran nuclear deal and the new US embassy in Jerusalem.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/eu-approves-retaliatory-tariffs-us-trumps-trade-war-escalates/

  4. Anonymous June 14, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    This is all for show and will backfire on the Democratic Party when inevitably it will be shown that, in fact, they are/will still be taking money from fossil fuel companies. And lots of it.

    Dumb political stunt.

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