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Energy Companies Donated Millions to Trump Inauguration Activities

© REUTERS / Jonathan ErnstU.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The US Federal Elections Commission’s inaugural committee reported that energy companies have donated at least $7 million to help pay for festivities accompanying President Donald Trump’s January 20 swearing in.

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after delivering his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives iin Washington, U.S., February 28, 2017 - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Energy companies have donated at least $7 million to help pay for festivities accompanying President Donald Trump’s January 20 swearing in, the US Federal Elections Commission’s inaugural committee said in a report.

Some of the biggest energy companies and its executives donating $1 million included Green Plains Renewable Energy, Hess Corporation CEO John Hess, and the Dow Chemical Company, the report noted on Wednesday.

A number of international oil companies like Chevron Corporation donated $525,000 while Exxon Mobil Corporation and Citgo each donated $500,000, according to the report.

Other big energy companies included Murray Energy Corporation contributing $300,000, Nextera Energy Inc. donating $250,000, and Clean Energy California donating $100,000, the report revealed.

According to the Inside Climate News, fossil fuel industry made donations for Obama’s 2013 inauguration, including $1 million from Chevron; $250,000 from Exxon; $100,000 from Southern Company; and $85,000 from the Edison Electric Institute.

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