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California Democratic Party shuns donations from 'big oil' — for now

Pump jacks draw petroleum from the ground in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation in Kern County. (David McNew / Getty Images)
Pump jacks draw petroleum from the ground in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation in Kern County. (David McNew / Getty Images)

The California Democratic Party will no longer accept political donations from oil companies or their representatives in Sacramento.

The decree was handed down by Chairman John Burton and announced at the party’s executive committee meeting in San Diego on Saturday.

“I felt that big oil was just swaggering around the Capitol,” said RL Miller, president of Climate Hawks Vote Political Action and chair of California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus. “They just have too much influence in Sacramento.”

Miller urged Burton to enact the new policy. Burton’s term as chairman of the party ends next year, however, and the ban can be rescinded by the party leader who takes his place.

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