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White House to Host Meeting for Their Oil Industry Pals

WASHINGTON - Last night, Politico reported that the American Petroleum Institute’s executive committee will visit the White House next week to discuss energy policy.

In response, Sierra Club Legislative Director Melinda Pierce released the following statement:


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“What do you call a meeting of oil and gas executives and public officials? The Trump administration.

“It’s so kind of Donald Trump to offer up the West Wing for this reunion of close friends and former colleagues. Given how well-represented the fossil fuel industry already is in this administration, it’s a surprise that they feel the need to hold meetings at all.”


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The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

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