Getting Paid


Kate Sheppard takes a look at who’s getting paid in the energy and environment sphere. Oil and gas interests love Republicans (drill, baby, drill) who get 76 percent of their money. Coal likes Republicans, but not quite as much, giving the GOP 70 percent of their cash about even with “general mining interests” who give 69 percent to Republicans. Agriculture tilts Republican, giving them 60 percent of their money. The auto industry is split 50-50 with Carl Levin (D-MI) as the leading individual at $120,999. Then comes “environmental groups and individuals” who have an overwhelmingly pro-Democratic tilt.