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Dirty Energy Money and the Keystone XL Votes

09 Mar 2012  |   Lea Brumfield

According to Oil Change International, those senators who voted for the failed Keystone XL amendment received 500% more money from oil interests than those who voted against it.

By the numbers:

- The 56 senators who voted for the Keystone XL amendment have received 500% more money from oil interests in the current Congress than those who voted against it.

-In total these senators have received $27.5 million from dirty energy interests since 1999, $2.3 million during the current Congress.

- The average senator that voted YES took 285% more from oil interests than the average senator that voted NO.

Read more about Big Oil’s part in the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline vote here.



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