Industries Storm States Over Climate Change


Publication Date: March 2009

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

Author(s): Evilsizer Tyler

Research Area: Environment; Politics

Keywords: lobbyists

Type: Report

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.