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Fossil Fuel Donations Fuel Presidential Super PACs

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Fossil fuel heavy hitters pumped more than $100 million into Republican presidential campaigns last year, more money than ever before, according to campaign filings compiled by Greenpeace

Fossil fuel funds comprised 57 percent of Texas Senator Ted Cruz's Super PAC. “Ted Cruz’s complete denial of climate change science is perfectly in line with the business interests of his biggest funders,” said Jesse Coleman, a Greenpeace oil and gas campaigner. Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio all received significant fossil fuel contributions and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton received seven percent of her Super PAC money from oil and gas interests. 

For a deeper dive: The Guardian, GreenWire

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