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Senators Who Rejected Human-Caused Climate Change Received 7 Times as Much Money from Oil and Gas Interests

Twelve senators received more than $300K - all voted 'NO' on the amendment.

How did your legislator vote and how much money did s/he receive from from oil and gas interests? A full list can be found here:
David Merrett/Wikimedia Commons December 2, 2015 -- As the climate summit in Paris progresses, revisit the January 21, 2015 vote in which Senators voting on Keystone XL did not pass an amendment expressing the sense of Congress that "human activity significantly contributes to climate change." On average, how much money did oil and gas interest groups give to senators who voted for and against the amendment?
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