The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution to ban campaign donations from fossil fuel companies.
Author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben called it a sign that the “social license of big oil is being steadily revoked.” 350.org Action, for its part, declared, “This is what winning looks like, folks.”
The development, first reported by the Huffington Post on Tuesday, is thanks to a resolution submitted by DNC committee member Christine Pelosi, who is also the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The text cites the climate crisis’s “existential threat to civilization,” and asserts that “fossil fuel corporations are drowning our democracy in a tidal wave of dark oily money; they have deceived the public about the impacts of climate change, fought the growth of clean renewable energy, and corrupted our political system.”
It goes on to note that hundreds of individual candidates in the party have already vowed not to take money from the dirty industry.
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