Greenpeace Responds to Hillary Clinton Statement on Exchange With Activist Over Fossil Fuel Money

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Perry Wheeler, Greenpeace Media Officer, P: 301-675-8766

Greenpeace Responds to Hillary Clinton Statement on Exchange With Activist Over Fossil Fuel Money

WASHINGTON - Following the release of a video showing Secretary Hillary Clinton losing her patience with Greenpeace activist Eva Resnick-Day, the Clinton campaign released a statement saying that the campaign “has not taken a dollar from oil and gas industry PACs or corporations. The simple fact is that the Sanders campaign is misleading voters with their attacks.”

In response to Secretary Clinton’s statement, Greenpeace Democracy Campaign Director Molly Dorozenski issued the following response:

“Secretary Clinton cannot ignore the voices of activists asking her to reject fossil fuel money, or explain away the more than one million dollars she takes from fossil fuel lobbyists.  We would welcome a statement from Clinton saying that she plans to stop taking this money going forward to prove to young people like Eva that she’s listening to them, not her biggest donors.”

“Secretary Clinton is conflating Greenpeace with the Sanders campaign, but we are an independent organization, and our research team has assessed the contributions to all Presidential candidates.  We have not and will not endorse candidates.  Earlier this year, we asked both Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders to sign our pledge to #fixdemocracy, and while Sanders signed, Clinton did not.  We intend to continue to challenge all candidates to listen to the people, not their biggest donors.”

To read a direct response from Eva Resnick-Day to Hillary Clinton, please click here: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/im-the-greenpeace-activist-who-asked-hillary-clinton-to-pledge-to-reject-fossil-fuel-contributions-at-the-purchase-ny-campaign-rally/

Greenpeace has documented Hillary Clinton’s fossil fuel contributions here: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaign-updates/hillary-clintons-connection-oil-gas-industry/

To watch the video of today’s exchange with Secretary Clinton, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC4Pvm6Oj4A&feature=youtu.be

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