The Democratic National Committee is reportedly reversing course on their fossil fuel donations ban. They’ve most likely made this decision because they are desperate for donations.
The move comes just two months after the party adopted a resolution to prohibit oil, gas and coal company contributions.
The Democratic National Committee plans to vote on a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations, HuffPost has learned.
The proposal introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party “support[s] fossil fuel workers” and will accept donations from “employers’ political action committees,” just two months after adopting a resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies in a unanimous vote. The resolution nods to “forward-looking employers” that are “powering America’s all-of-the-above energy economy and moving us towards a future fueled by clean and low-emissions energy technology, from renewables to carbon capture and storage to advanced nuclear technology.”
“I am furious that the DNC would effectively undo a resolution passed just two months ago just as the movement to ban fossil fuel corporate PAC money is growing (and Democrats are winning),” said R.L. Miller, the president of the super political action committee Climate Hawks Vote who co-sponsored the original resolution.
A DNC spokeswoman said in an email that the resolution was “not a reversal,” but did not immediately provide further comment.
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