money in politics

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Who are these people? Part 1 - EPA Beachhead Hires

March 10, 2017

On Wednesday, ProPublica reported on 400 “beachhead hires” across Donald Trump’s administration. So who are they?

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American Horror Story: Trump’s Cabinet

October 19, 2016

Donald Trump publically shuns a “rigged system” and the “establishment.” But when it comes to assembling his team of advisors and the personnel he wants to lead government agencies under his administration, he has fully bought into the D.C. energy lobbyist establishment and policies from dark money think tanks.

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The Oil and Gas Industry’s Web of Denial

July 11, 2016

If it feels like the oil and gas industry has a leg up when it comes to developing policies that affect our health and the environment – you are not crazy.

That is exactly what has been happening for decades and it’s not an accident. There has been a calculated effort from the industry to leverage its resources to influence policy decisions and to elect favorable candidates to develop those policies.