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Many of the wealthy liberal activists who helped finance Democratic candidates during the election are getting blowback from environmentalists for not doing enough to support Republicans who champion climate policies.
EDF Action President Joe Bonfiglio complained Wednesday that one of the candidates his group supported, Republican Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, lost despite being a co-founder of the House’s Climate Solutions Caucus. He made his comments during a post-election briefing at the National Press Club.
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The League of Conservation Voters and Democratic financier Tom Steyer were among a handful of activists at the press junket who spent big on various anti-fossil fuel measures and House candidates.
LCV President Gene Karpinski said his group spent roughly $80 million on the midterms, but apparently some of that cash went to Democrats challenging pro-environment Republicans like Curbelo.
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Bonfiglio’s complaint apparently irked Steyer, whose groups spent nearly $120 million during the midterms, E&E News reported Thursday.
The former hedge fund manager told the other participants that Republicans are not reliable. Ending fossil fuel production is needed now, not later, said Steyer, so hoping for comprise from Republicans is silly.
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The GOP rejects policies to combat climate change, while siding with oil companies, he said. Steyer’s hedge fund, Farallon Capital Management,...
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