A consortium of environmental and consumer advocacy groups filed a Federal Elections Commission complaint Tuesday alleging that oil giant Chevron violated pay-to-play laws when it donated $2.5 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a “super” political action committee tied to House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio).
When Kazakhstan’s riot police slaughtered dozens of striking oil field workers last year, Atlantic Council affiliate Joshua Foust rushed to discredit the reports.
Attorneys representing environmentalist groups in a lawsuit against a major oil company bribed an Ecuadorian judge to issue a multi-billion dollar judgment against that oil company, according to sworn testimony by a judge involved in the scheme.
Chuck Hagel, Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, sits on the board of Chevron Corporation, an organization that has received millions of dollars in Department of Defense contracts.
Rep. Steve Israel (D., N.Y.), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, slammed Chevron for donating to a GOP-affiliated Super PAC—but has said nothing about the oil company’s donations to Democrats.