Over the past decade, companies like Koch Industries, ExxonMobile, and Chevron have given millions to our elected officials. All told, combining lobbying dollars and campaign contributions, the fossil fuel industry has spent over $1.7 BILLION trying to get their way since 2005.
This factsheet shines a light on the millions in campaign contributions made to our elected officials over the past 10 years and the billions in fossil fuel subsidies the industry gets in return.
Wonder why Keystone XL is the #1 priority for the new congress? You’re not alone. The answer is money. Read our in-depth analysis.
Aside from providing some entertainment, twitter fodder, and political theater…coming on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the dubious Citizens United Supreme Court decision, last night’s State of the Union speech showed us a few important things when it comes to climate and Washington, DC.
A trio of progressive organizations have released a hard-hitting satirical ad, entitled “Exxon Hates America,” and are crowdfunding it to show on screens across America over the July 4th weekend.
During today’s Environment and Public Works Senate Hearing on rural climate impacts, Senator Inhofe made a statement that — if it weren’t so telling of the fundamental problems in Washington, D.C — would by funny.
Fossil fuel companies operating in the U.S. and Canada made $271 billion dollars in profit in 2012, while continuing to receive billions in subsidies.
Pro-KXL representatives in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s pro-KeystoneXL vote today have received more than 6 times more in campaign contributions from Big Oil than those that voted against it.
Once again, a group of Senators, spearheaded by Hoeven and Baucus, has released a new bill to push for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. And, following the clear pattern set by their colleagues, the co-sponsors of this new bill have enjoyed massive contributions from the fossil fuel industry.
This Congress is on track to be the dirtiest ever. In the current cycle (since January 2011) dirty energy companies have spent at least $43.5 million on influencing federal elections in America.