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Wirth

“Before Congress can truly meet the challenges of energy and climate change, unemployment, and financial regulation, it must address the perverse incentives that mire each and every one of its members in a perpetual race for private campaign funds.”

- Tim Wirth
Former Senator from Colorado
ACR Advisory Board Member

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