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Tom Steyer's carbon regulation win in Oregon | Washington Examiner
Nationally, Steyer has thrown his support behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. His decision to back Clinton came after a period of uncertainty about her energy positions.

In an age when leading Democrats like Clinton continue to decry the power of PACs, Steyer has lead left-leaning donors to the top of PAC contributors in recent years. The efforts of his PACs included pressuring President Obama to reject the Keystone Pipeline proposal, according to the Sunlight Foundation.
sunlightmention  clips  washingtonexaminer  tomsteyer 
december 2015 by sunlightfoundation
How Tom Steyer sees the New Hampshire Senate race - Concord Monitor
NextGen chose to get involved in New Hampshire because the state has prominence in national politics and Steyer sees a big difference between where the candidates stand on climate change, Steyer said. Brown still has to compete in a Republican primary against Jim Rubens and Bob Smith, but NextGen’s plan assumes he’ll be Shaheen’s challenger in November. Shaheen has a solid record of acting on climate change, Steyer said, while Brown has a history of cozying up to oil companies.
ConcordMonitor  TomSteyer  JeanneShaheen  energy  climatechange 
july 2014 by northernpass
Tom Steyer may be liberals' answer to the Koch brothers - latimes.com
But like many other environmentalists concerned that America is dawdling as the world burns, these ministers, each a leader in efforts to mobilize churchgoers against climate change, see Steyer as, quite literally, a godsend. Heady stuff, even for a 56-year-old billionaire. For years, liberals have fretted about the power of ultrawealthy people determined to use their billions to advance their political views. Charles and David Koch, in particular, have ranked high in the demonology of the American left. But in Steyer, liberals have a billionaire on their side. Like the Kochs, he is building a vast political network and seizing opportunities provided by loose campaign finance rules to insert himself into elections nationwide. In direct contrast to them, he has made opposition to fossil fuels and the campaign against global warming the center of his activism. The former financier is an unlikely green icon. Steyer built his fortune with a San Francisco-based hedge fund of the sort th
Winter  2013  December  notes  TomSteyer  KochBrothers  politics  trends  Koch 
december 2013 by ahasteve

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