Donations to green groups surge during Trump presidency: report

Donations to green groups surge during Trump presidency: report
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Donations to almost every major environmental group have increased during President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Overnight Health Care: Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening | Democrats ramp up talks with Mnuchin on next relief deal | Fauci says death toll could be around 60,000 Hillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license MORE's time in the Oval Office, according to an Axios analysis.

Between 2015 and 2017, 16 major environmental groups saw donations increase by as much as 149 percent, the news outlet reported Monday, citing tax filings. 

Oceana saw the largest growth in donations, increasing from $20 million to $50 million during that time.


Earthjustice saw a 51 percent increase, rising from $50 million to $76 million, as Trump rolled back environmental regulations and denied climate science from the White House. 

Earthjustice Senior Vice President Sam Sankar attributed the increase to the president's actions. 

"Americans see the damage the Trump administration is doing to our environment and know that we are nearing a point of no return on climate,” Sankar told Axios.