Brown’s Dirty Hands

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Governor Jerry Brown paints himself a foe of climate change. But an exhaustive review of company donations, publicly released emails and documents at, and media reports show that fossil fueland fossil fuel-reliant companies have supported Brown in close proximity to actions that he and his Administration have taken on their behalf. Twenty-six energy companies with business before the state greased the skids via $9.85million in political donations to Brown’s gubernatorial cam- paigns, ballot initiatives, favorite causes such as the Oakland Military Institute and Oakland School for the Arts, and the California Democratic Party since Brown’s run foro ce in 2010, according to campaign reports.

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Liza Tucker
Liza Tucker
Liza Tucker is a consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog, following everything from oil and gas to the regulation of toxic substances in the state of California. She comes to us from Marketplace, the largest U.S. broadcast show on business and economics heard by ten million listeners each week on 400 radio stations. Liza worked at this public radio show for a decade, first as Commentary Editor and then as Senior Editor for both Washington and Sustainability News.

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