31 Oct '16, 11pm

How Much Are Fossil Fuel Interests Spending to Sway Your Vote for Congress?

How Much Are Fossil Fuel Interests Spending to Sway Your Vote for Congress?

Are your Congressional representatives up for reelection this year? How much money have they taken from fossil fuel interests this election cycle? And what about their opponents — are they any better, or are they taking dirty energy money too? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you might want to head on over to NoFossilFuelMoney.org , a new online tool created by ClimateTruth Action to track contributions from the fossil fuel sector — which includes oil and gas companies, electric utilities, coal mining companies, and related businesses — to both congressional incumbents and challengers. Using up-to-date campaign finance data, ClimateTruth.org Action has found that House and Senate candidates have so far received $29.6 million in contributions from fossil fuel interests. “The majority of Americans agree it’s time to take action on climate,” said Brant Olson,...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/10/31/how-much-money-fossi...

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