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April 21, 2020 by

Breaking: Trump Doles Out Millions In Small Business Funds To Indiana Coal Corporation

Hallador Energy, An Indiana-Based Extractive Resource Corporation, Granted $10 Million In Bailout Funds Slated For Small Businesses A recently published story by the Washington Post based on Western Values Project […]

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April 20, 2020 by

Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

Polluting Pasts of Big Oil Corporations Seeking Bailout Exposed

On the Deepwater Horizon anniversary, Western Values Project released new research on the Gulf oil producers requesting a massive bailout from the Trump administration polluting past.

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April 17, 2020 by

Big Oil Donations Fueling Governors’ Push For Renewable Fuel Standard Suspension?

The oil and gas industry has given over $1.2 million in campaign donations to the five governors from oil states that are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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April 16, 2020 by

Trump’s Former Oil Lobby Team Divert Tribal COVID-19 Funds To Big Oil

President Trump’s Interior Department is using a loophole in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to give corporations access to billions of dollars in emergency COVID-19 relief funds earmarked for Native American tribes.

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April 14, 2020 by

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Trump’s Interior Secretary Green-Lights Big Oil Royalty Rate Cuts

Trump’s Interior Department has already begun the process of reducing royalty rates for oil production and told members of Congress that oil and gas corporations should begin applying for royalty reductions and lease suspensions through existing procedures.

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April 10, 2020 by

Big Oil Donations Fueling Lawmakers’ Push For $3 Billion Big Oil Bailout?

New campaign finance research tallied by Western Values Project found that over $2 million in big oil donations have flowed into these members’ campaign coffers over their political careers.

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April 9, 2020 by

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Holds Hearing On The Nomination Of David Bernhardt For Interior Secretary

Trump Makes Quid Pro Quo With Saudis To Limit Production, Raising Gas Prices

President Trump’s quid pro quo with the Saudis to limit oil production in a desperate attempt to bail out his big oil pals may have been derailed by his own Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

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April 8, 2020 by

Interior Secretary Bernhardt Surfaces to Make Tone-Deaf Announcement

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt prioritized making an announcement not related to the coronavirus pandemic while repeated requests for help by state and local officials have gone unanswered by the Trump Administration.

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April 8, 2020 by

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Trump To Drive Up Gas Prices In Desperate Attempt To Bailout Big Oil

President Trump has made it clear to the American public that bailing out big oil is one of his administration’s top priorities even if that means driving up gas prices for American families.

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April 7, 2020 by

Oil Corporations Begging Trump For Bailout Have Decimated Western Lands

The same oil corporations clamoring for a bailout from President Trump have spilled nearly 10,000 barrels of oil and other toxic petroleum byproducts across the Western United States…

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