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“Congress can’t function on the great national issues of the day under the system we’ve got. The time is now to go to voluntary public funding.”

- Alan Simpson
Former Senator from Wyoming
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