As you know if you’ve looked over the key findings of our Follow the Oil Money database, Senators who vote against clean energy take on average 3 times more oil money than those who vote for clean energy. Last week’s vote on the Lieberman – Warner bill was true to form. We ran the vote count through our database and found that Senators who voted against the bill took on average nearly three times as much money from the oil industry since 2000 as those who voted for our climate.
Avg Oil/Gas Money Per Vote
Yea (48) $54,948
Nay (36) $159,288
There were also 16 Senators who didn’t vote and their average was even higher – $160,535. Thats mostly because McCain, Clinton, and Obama are in this category.