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Who The Oil & Gas Industry Supports In 2020 US Elections

• David Blackman

"No. We would work it out. We would make sure it's eliminated, and no more subsidies for either one of those, period." Note the word "eliminated." Not limited, not regulated, not discouraged – eliminated.

In a speech on August 22, fellow candidate Bernie Sanders had this to say: "Fossil fuel executives should be criminally prosecuted for the destruction they have knowingly caused." Sanders could have said those executives "should" be prosecuted. He could have said they "might" be prosecuted.  Instead, reading from a pre-written script, he said they "should" be prosecuted. And not in a civil case, mind you, but "criminally" prosecuted.

These two blanket, pointed, unqualified statements by the two leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination raise the specter of an all-out war on the oil and gas industry during the next Democratic presidential administration, regardless of who that Democrat happens to be. This is especially true since every other candidate for the nomination has issued similar statements of hostility directed at fossil fuels.