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HuffPost Reports Exxon Lobbyists Paid 6 Democrats – Greenpeace Response

by Tyler Kruse

July 13, 2021

The Exxon 11 must stop taking $15 billion out of the pockets of hard working Americans and giving it to fossil fuel companies.

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In response to a HuffPost story, Exxon Lobbyists Paid The 6 Democrats Named In Sting Video Nearly $333,000, Janet Redman, Greenpeace USA Climate Campaign Director said:

“Senators Mark Kelly (Ariz.), Maggie Hassan (N.H.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Chris Coons (Del.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), and Jon Tester (Mont.) can say they aren’t influenced by big oil, but those are empty words until they prove it. To gain back the public trust, the Exxon 11 – and especially the six Democrats who accepted money from Exxon – must commit to no more meetings with fossil fuel companies while they craft the infrastructure and reconciliation bills. They must also stop taking $15 billion out of the pockets of hard working Americans and giving it to fossil fuel companies in the form of subsidies. To the Exxon 11 — here’s your chance to show that you stand with the people who elected you, not big oil.”

Tyler Kruse

By Tyler Kruse

Tyler Kruse is a senior communications specialist with Greenpeace USA covering climate and energy.

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