Pennsylvania is a key focus for the oil and gas industry. In fact, at least $1.8 million was spent in 2022 and the American Petroleum Institute reports spending more money on lobbying in Pennsylvania than in any other state last year.
Biden draws foreign policy team from military- and tech-tied consulting and private equity firms
Several of President-elect Biden’s foreign policy cabinet members, advisors, and White House staff come from arms industry-tied WestExec Advisors and Pine Island Capital
New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul has tens of thousands invested in fossil fuels
While New York State investigates divesting from fossil fuel interests, Lt Gov Kathy Hochul has tens of thousands of dollars invested in oil and coal companies, including ones currently being sued by New York State and New York City.
Senators speak out for LNG exports, bring in big bucks from oil and gas industry
As the west scrambles for a geopolitical response to Russia’s play for the Crimean peninsula, advocates for the oil and gas industry have used the situation to redouble the push to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). Framing the issue as a matter of protecting a fledgling democracy and ensuring security for United States allies, oil- …
New York’s Fracking Investments
A recent Buffalo News article about New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s shareholder activism through the state’s pension fund mentions his interactions with the natural gas industry. According to the Buffalo News, DiNapoli “has been pressing natural gas companies involved in hydrofracturing to provide him with risks of their drilling practices, the kinds of chemicals used and to …