Oil and gas companies invest in legislators that vote against the environment.
Marlon, Jennifer R
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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Goldberg, M. H., Marlon, J. R., Wang, X., van der Linden, S., & Leiserowitz, A. (2020). Oil and gas companies invest in legislators that vote against the environment.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (10), 5111-5112. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1922175117
Do campaign contributions from oil and gas companies influence legislators to vote against the environment, or do these companies invest in legislators that have a proven antienvironmental voting record? Using 28 y of campaign contribution data, we find that evidence consistently supports the investment hypothesis: The more a given member of Congress votes against environmental policies, the more contributions they receive from oil and gas companies supporting their reelection.
Climate change, Congress, Campaign Contributions, Antienvironment
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1922175117
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