The Facts


“There’s an over-whelming cynicism of the American people in their government caused by the feeling that Congress has been corrupted by special interest money.”

- Warren Rudman
Former Senator from New Hampshire
ACR Chair

Money in Politics and the Environment

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Energy Industry Invests $3 billion in Washington

Energy Industry Outspends Environment 20:1

Energy Money Targets Regulators, Incumbents

Energy Money Follows Partisan Trends

Source: Center for Responsive Politics analysis of campaign finance disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission, 1990-2008