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Kelcy Warren

Kelcy Warren is a Texas-based philanthropist and business executive known for his success as the founder and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners.

Warren started his career as a natural gas pipeline developer in the 1990s. In 1997, he founded Energy Transfer Partners with another co-founder. His company established itself as one of America’s leading energy infrastructure companies throughout the 2000s. After the 2008 financial crisis, Warren founded Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), which serves as a vehicle to own and operate energy pipelines and other energy infrastructure businesses in the United States. [ARTICLE END]

On September 2, 2015, “The Dallas Morning News” reported that Glenn Hendrickson, the reporter who wrote the article about Kelcy Warren and Josh (Warren’s son) in 2011, was facing a defamation lawsuit for alleged defamation stemming from his earlier reporting on energy industry funding of Texans for Public Justice.

On September 3, 2015, the “Dallas Morning News” reported on the lawsuit against Hendrickson. Kelcy Warren is not a defendant in the case. The article also discusses a donation to the Campaign for Primary Accountability (CPA) by Warren and Josh Warren. The CPA was one of the top-funded PACs in Texas during the 2014 election cycle.

A 2011 article, “The Dallas Morning News,” said that Kelcy Warren and his son Josh wrote checks to political action committees. That article was titled “The power of two in gas lines.” Reporter Glenn Hendrickson wrote it.

On January 28, 2016, the Center for Public Integrity reported on a letter from Warren to Governor Abbott about the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. It is hosted on the website of Energy Transfer Partners, LLC., the corporate entity behind Energy Transfer Partners and its related companies.

On January 29, 2016, “The Dallas Morning News” reported that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott accepted $10 million in campaign contributions from Warren and his company in 2014 and 2015, including a $250,000 check on May 20, 2015. In return for those donations, Warren expects the state to intervene with local officials at each stage of permitting process. See this page for more information.

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