DNC Decides They’d Once Again Love Some Of That Sweet, Sweet Fossil Fuels Companies Cash

After railing against fossil fuels and fossil fuels companies, after many Democrats at the state and local levels, with the blessing of national figures, suing fossil fuels companies, and passing a resolution stating they won’t take fossil fuels companies money, and having ‘climate change’ in their platform, which includes

Climate change is an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time. Fifteen of the 16 hottest years on record have occurred this century. While Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax,” 2016 is on track to break global temperature records once more. Cities from Miami to Baltimore are already threatened by rising seas. California and the West have suffered years of brutal drought. Alaska has been scorched by wildfire. New York has been battered by superstorms, and Texas swamped by flash floods. The best science tells us that without ambitious, immediate action across our economy to cut carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases, all of these impacts will be far worse in the future. We cannot leave our children a planet that has been profoundly damaged.

…We will transform American transportation by reducing oil consumption through cleaner fuels, vehicle electrification increasing the fuel efficiency of cars, boilers, ships, and trucks. We will make new investments in public transportation and build bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure across our urban and suburban areas. Democrats believe the tax code must reflect our commitment to a clean energy future by eliminating special tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel companies as well as defending and extending tax incentives for energy efficiency and clean energy.

…Democrats believe that climate change is too important to wait for climate deniers and defeatists in Congress to start listening to science, and support using every tool available to reduce emissions now.

The pretty much want to stop frakking, do away with gasoline/oil, they mention they back Obama on stopping Keystone XL, and oppose drilling on all public lands. Yet

From the link

The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations.

The resolution introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party “support[s] fossil fuel workers” and will accept donations from “employers’ political action committees.” It was approved by a 30-2 vote just two months after the committee adopted another resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies by a unanimous vote.

The new 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.”

Some Democrats are livid, and they’ll take long, fossil fueled flights and car rides to let the DNC know. The DNC is mostly waffling on the reasons for this, but, this looks like a biggie

Hinojosa said the resolution came in response to “concerns from Labor” that the original fossil fuel donations ban “was an attack on workers.” Just 4.4 percent of workers in the mining sector ― including coal, oil and gas ― are union members, according to the Union Membership and Coverage Database. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, however, remains a strong supporter of building pipelines and donated more than $305,000 to the DNC this year.

On one hand they’re trying to kill off projects that put money in the pockets of workers, on the other they’re trying to get campaign donations from those same workers.

The question now becomes whether any of the companies will give money to Democrats. They have to know that it would be a waste, because it won’t influence Democrats to offer support to the companies.

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