The Tar Sands Pipeline of Politics

The Tar Sands Pipeline of Politics

Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress.

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  1  AT&T: $3,270,708 (Randall Stephenson, CEO)

  2  Koch Industries: $3,054,800 (Charles Koch, CEO and chair, right;
      David Koch, executive VP)

  3  American Bankers Association: $2,984,450 (Frank Keating, CEO)

  4  National Automobile Dealers Association: $2,808,000 (Forrest McConnell III, chair)

  5  National Association of Realtors, $2,752,618 (Dale Stinton, CEO)

  6  National Beer Wholesalers Association: $2,661,250 (Craig Purser, CEO)

  7  ExxonMobil: $2,058,724 (Rex Tillerson, CEO)

  8  PricewaterhouseCoopers: $1,856,877 (Dennis Nally, chair)

  9  Goldman Sachs: $1,757,104 (Lloyd Blankfein, CEO)

10  General Electric: $1,756,457 (Jeffrey Immelt, CEO)

Dollar figures: contributions from the organization, subsidiaries and affiliates; from owners, employees or family members; and from the organization’s PAC

Period covered: from the 2007–08 election cycle through July 2014

Recipients: the 160 members of Congress who have denied the scientifically established link between pollution and climate change

Source: the #DisruptDenial report by Forecast the Facts Action and SumOfUs, using reports filed to the FEC and compiled by OpenSecrets.org

 

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