POLITICS
04/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Newt Gingrich 'Sharing Resources, Coordinating Efforts' With Oil Lobby

API and Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich, through his political attack group "American Solutions for Winning the Future" (ASWF), has organized tea party protests, conservative legislative efforts, and is best known for driving the Republican "Drill Here, Drill Now" campaign in 2008. Until now, the only known financial backers of ASWF were the donors disclosed on his 527 IRS forms, like Peabody Coal and investor Rex Sinquefield. Gingrich -- who once believed in climate change science and believed the U.S. must act "urgently" to reduce carbon emissions -- has moved far to the right on environmental issues, and has allied himself with polluters fighting tooth and nail against clean energy reform.

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