Corporate donations in politics

Talking USA politics – in the US House of Representatives,

[…] the 189 representatives that voted with big oil received on average four times more in oil company campaign donations than those that voted in favour of the new clean energy bill. The 189 reps. received $109,277 on average from oil companies while their colleagues in favor of ending the $16 billion in subsidies to oil and gas received an average of $26,277.

– from Desmog blog. You can find the breakdown of stats here, in a table of the Yes votes in favour of the clean(er) energy bill, the No votes against, and concomitant donations.

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