Pallone: Ban of fossil fuel donations 'wrong way to go'

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      leftcoast mountains
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      By Anthony Adragna
      01/08/2019 03:18 PM EST

      House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) on Tuesday rejected the call for Democratic energy committee members to shun contributions from fossil fuel companies and other industries as too extreme.

      “If you start going down that road, then nobody can contribute to you,” Pallone told WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” in an interview. “Ultimately you have to finance your campaign, and if you start saying that just because you’re on a committee, that nobody associated with any of the issues that the committee faces can contribute, I just think that’s the wrong way to go and too limiting.”

      He added: “Where do you draw the line? Does that mean that somebody who works for the utility can’t contribute to me?”

      https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2019/01/08/pallone-ban-of-fossil-fuel-donations-wrong-way-to-go-777337

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      NV Wino
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      “Where do you draw the line? Does that mean that somebody who works for the utility can’t contribute to me?”

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
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    • #10798
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      ….would NEVER trust a lawyer who’s recieves a monthly retainer from a hospital association group to represent Frank’s interests in a medical lawsuit against a hospital that belongs to that group…….why not?…..because Frank and others JUST WON’T TRUST such a lawyer to represent their interests, who, in the same instance, is being paid by the hospital association group member they’re trying to sue….

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    • #11029
      sonofspy777
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      He’s right,

       

      Executing anyone who takes money from the fossil fuel industry would be much more effective!

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

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