Citizens United Effect on Climate Change: Millions Spent to Support Denial
Ever wonder why Keystone XL, a pipeline that the developer TransCanada touted as creating less jobs than a new McDonald’s, has been lingering as a Congressional priority for so long? Or why certain republicans so vehemently deny climate change in the face of overwhelming evidence and international agreement?
Here’s a hint: it’s green, but not in a very earth-friendly way. In a wrinkle on our Get the Dough Out initiative, it turns out that Citizens United also opened up the, ahem, pipeline for unlimited spending to influence political campaigns for fossil fuel companies.
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