Oil and gas companies invest in legislators that vote against the environment

Matthew H. Goldberg*, Jennifer R. Marlon, Xinran Wang, Sander van der Linden, Anthony Leiserowitz

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)5111-5112
Aantal pagina's2
TijdschriftProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Nummer van het tijdschrift10
StatusPublished - 10-mrt-2020
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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