Industries Storm States Over Climate Change
Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Evilsizer Tyler
Coverage: United States
As the climate change debate heats up in the states, those with a keen interest in the issue have turned up the pressure to make sure their voices are heard in the lawmaking process. Between 2003 and 2007, energy-related companies contributed $151 million to state-level politics; chambers of commerce, manufacturers and pro-business organizations gave an additional $31.4 million. In sharp contrast, environmental organizations and alternative energy companies contributed only $26 million.