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Joe Biden signs pledge to swear off donations from fossil fuel industry

A once fringe stand has become the new normal for Democrats as climate change takes centre stage

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Before joining rival Democrats on a debate stage this week, Joe Biden joined the crowded field in another capacity: swearing off donations from the fossil fuel industry.
 
The former vice president announced Thursday that he had signed a pledge swearing off donations from the oil, gas, and coal industries as a once fringe vow pushed by environmentalists becomes standard operating procedure for Democrats in the 2020 campaign. “I work for you — not any industry,” Biden said on Twitter, vowing to “reject support from the PACs, lobbyists, or executives of fossil fuel companies.”
 
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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 9:32 PM IST

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