Friends of the Earth Action calls on Pete Buttigieg to disavow fossil fuel-funded climate advisor David G. Victor

WASHINGTON – Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is reportedly being advised on climate issues by David G. Victor, who has accepted at least $7.5 million from British Petroleum over the years and advocated for “clean coal” and corporate polluters.

In response to this recent report, Ariel Moger, Political Coordinator for Friends of the Earth Action, issued the following statement:

Buttigieg cannot claim to be a climate candidate so long as he continues to take advice from David G. Victor. A fossil fuel stooge and long-time recipient of Big Oil money, Victor is the last person who should be shaping environmental policy for a Democratic campaign. Buttigieg must disavow Victor and surround himself with advisers actually committed to climate justice and saving our planet from climate catastrophe.

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