26 Feb '15, 8pm

Fossil fuel interests donated millions to Clinton charities. Is this a problem?

Fossil fuel interests donated millions to Clinton charities. Is this a problem?

At the same time that Hillary Clinton was pushing to make it easier for major corporations — including oil and gas companies — to do business abroad, many of those same companies were donating to the Clinton Foundation, which she administers with her family. At least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state also donated a combined total of more than $26 million to the foundation, and played a role in philanthropic projects through the Clinton Global Initiative. ExxonMobil and Chevron were among the donors to give to various Clinton groups and initiatives. So was Saudi Arabia , the world’s largest oil exporter, and Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department, which is tasked with promoting the Keystone XL pipeline. From The Wall Street Journal : As Mrs. Clinton prepares to embark on a race for the presidency, she has a web of conn...

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