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Sludge: People-Powered Journalism to Follow the Oil Money

A project in Brooklyn, NY by David Moore

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A 100% reader-funded investigative journalism project exposing fossil fuel lobbying and efforts to kill the Green New Deal.
Backers: 481
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $26,355 of $25,000
Dates: Mar 8th -> Apr 5th (29 days)
Project By: David Moore
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Latest News

We made it! Now, two more days for our stretch goal ...

April 3rd - via:
Thank you all so, so much for making our Kickstarter a success. We reached our base goal just this afternoon—thanks to your support, Sludge will have a new climate desk!  Now, we're announcing our stretch goal: if we raise $5,000 more in the next... (Read More)

three days left to reach our all-or-nothing goal

April 2nd - via:
Hi friends of Sludge, With just three days to go, our Kickstarter is 84% of the way to our goal, thanks to your support... but we still have $4,000 to raise, or else we will not receive any of the money that has been pledged to fund our new climate... (Read More)

Starting now, a Reddit AMA on the fossil fuel industry $$ in Congress

March 28th - via:
Hi friends of Sludge,  We're just now LIVE with a Reddit AMA to promote our Kickstarter campaign, and we have a big announcement.  Sludge has developed the most complete data set of financial information for every member of the U.S. House, and... (Read More)

New video: How (and Why) We're Focusing on Climate

March 20th - via:
Hi Everyone,  Our Kickstarter is nearly 60% to our goal but with just over two weeks to go, we still need a couple hundred more backers to join the 240 of you (thank you!) who have pledged so far.  Here's something new to share: we just released a... (Read More)

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March 11th - via:
We are so grateful to see the responses to the Kickstarter since we launched on Friday. Thank you to everyone who has backed this campaign so far! It's also been really encouraging to see reader testimonials for our investigative reporting come in... (Read More)

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