DNC reverses position – will take money from fossil fuel interests

by Jessica Corbett, Common Dream

Just two months after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was celebrated by environmentalists for banning donations from fossil fuel companies, it voted 30-2 on Friday to adopt a resolution from Chair Tom Perez that critics said effectively reverses the ban and represents “an absolute failure by the DNC.”

As climate reporter Kate Aronoff outlined in a series of tweets, Perez’s resolution (pdf) “is premised on the party’s support for unions,” but ultimately will enable fossil fuel executives to use their money to try to influence Democrats.

read more: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/10/absolute-failure-dnc-passes-perez-resolution-reversing-ban-donations-fossil-fuel

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