Oil & Gas Money Differences for Senators
The Huffington Post reported that the 30 senators who were set to occupy the Senate floor Monday “for an all-night talkathon on climate change have raised substantially less from the oil and gas industry in recent years than those” who were not participating.
“The action by the 30 senators is intended to raise attention on climate change, which has fallen off the legislative map in recent years and was barely mentioned during the 2012 presidential campaign.”
The piece continued: “According to data collected from the Center for Responsive Politics, each of the 30 participating senators raised an average of $56,269 from oil and gas industry executives, employees and political action committees since 2006. The 70 senators not taking part raised an average of $289,544 over the same period.”