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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|Publication status||Published - 10-Mar-2020|
- Campaign contributions
- Climate change