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Industries Storm States Over Climate Change

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Evilsizer Tyler

Topic: Environment (Weather and climate)
Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: lobbyists

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.


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