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Clinton Foundation Accepted Millions From Major Oil Companies

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016 01:01 PM

The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from major fossil fuel companies — including those lobbying the State Department before its 2009 approval of a controversial pipeline, the International Business Times reports.

The report comes on the heels of Clinton's angry denial of taking money from fossil fuel companies, accusing rival Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign of lying about her.

The IBTimes, citing federal lobbying records, reports Chevron, ConocoPhillips and a trade group funded by ExxonMobil lobbied the State Department — when Clinton headed it as secretary of state — on the issue of oil sands in the months prior to the department's approval of a 400-mile pipeline to carry 450,000 barrels of oil a day from the Canadian oils sands to Wisconsin.

According to IBTimes, the oil companies gave between $2.5 million and $3 million to the Clinton Foundation — on top of money their executives and lobbyists delivered to Clinton's campaign and super PAC in her 2008 presidential bid — the year before the State Department's approval.

The environmental group Earthjustice has filed a lawsuit to try to overturn that approval, the IBTimes reports.

Chevron reported lobbying the State Department and other agencies on the issue of  "oil sands" between April 1 and Dec. 31 2009, when the Clinton-led State Department was reviewing and approved the pipeline, called the Alberta Clipper.

In the year prior to the approval, Chevron's Laurence Humphries was a top fundraising "bundler" for Clinton's 2008 presidential bid, raising more than $100,000 for her run, IBTimes reports, citing the watchdog group Public Citizen.

In all, the IBTimes reports, Chevron has given between $500,000 and $1 million to the foundation, while ExxonMobil has delivered roughly $2 million to the foundation since 2009 — and nearly $17 million to another nonprofit group co-founded by Hillary Clinton — and ConocoPhillips has given between $10,000 and $25,000.

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The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from major fossil fuel companies — including those lobbying the State Department before its 2009 approval of a controversial pipeline, the International Business Times reports.
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