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As a senator, Sessions has longstanding ties to the fossil fuel industry. And, as it turns out, he is even an oilman himself, a fact that he did not disclose in federally mandated financial reports.

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Sessions Fails To Disclose That He Makes Money Off Oil Leases

As a senator, Sessions has longstanding ties to the fossil fuel industry. And, as it turns out, he is even an oilman himself, a fact that he did not disclose in federally mandated financial reports.

Originally published on ThinkProgress.
By Samantha Page

Much of the discussion around President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general has focused on whether Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is racist.

But another question worth raising is: Will he protect Americans from environmental degradation?

Early evidence suggests he won’t. As a senator, Sessions has longstanding ties to the fossil fuel industry. And, as it turns out, he is even an oilman himself, a fact that he did not disclose in federally mandated financial reports.

Read more: Sen. Sessions failed to disclose that he is making money off oil leases

 
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