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GOP stacks climate committee with fossil-funded deniers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The GOP members for the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis have been announced. Reps. Graves (LA-6), Griffith (VA-9), Carter (GA-1), Miller (WV-3), Palmer (AL-6) and Armstrong (ND-at-large) boast a combined career total of over $1 million in oil and gas campaign contributions, according to the Open Secrets Database.

Nicole Ghio, Senior Fossil Fuel Programs Manager for Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:

The GOP is doubling down on climate denial while momentum builds for a Green New Deal. This group of fossil-funded partisans is out of step with the demands of the American people and has no interest in actual climate solutions. With over $1 million in campaign contributions from Big Oil, these members have every reason to obstruct action on climate.

Communications contact: Erin Jensen, (202) 222-0722, ejensen@foe.org

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