The Democratic Party’s 2016 platform may take a strong stance against fossil fuels, but the committee hosting the Democratic National Convention (DNC) has no problem taking money from the petroleum industry to pay for its presidential convention.
The non-profit DNC Host Committee responsible for raising money to pay for the convention in Philadelphia lists oil companies and lobbyists as supporters on its website. The Host Committee lists Chevron, Sunoco and Vote4Energy.org, an industry-backed advocacy group.
What’s odd is the DNC is taking money from oil interests even though the Democratic platform calls for using fewer fossil fuels and more green energy. It backs investigating fossil fuel companies questioning the “scientific reality of climate change.”