Tracking of Campaign Contributions and Congressional Votes

Oil Change Int’l has a great website with extremely interesting information, action suggestions and articles, including several on the Keystone XL Pipeline. They also have a tool Dirty Energy Money that allows one to connect each member of Congress with the campaign contributions they have received from specific oil and coal corporations and their votes on energy/climate related bills.

Their Campaign:

Separate Oil & State. Our government should not be under the influence of Big Oil. The greatest barriers to clean energy are political, not technical—and these barriers are largely fueled by the oil industry. We know that in order to achieve a clean energy future, we have to expose and eradicate the political influence of the oil industry; we have to achieve a separation of oil & state.

Shift Subsidies. Every year, billions of our tax dollars are given away to Big Oil and Coal. We shouldn’t be giving any of our tax money to subsidize these corporations that already set record profits while polluting. And we shouldn’t be spending our limited foreign aid dollars financing destructive oil, gas and coal projects.

Support Clean Energy Access. Around the world, one out of every five people doesn’t have electricity in their homes. Almost two out of every five rely on wood or other biomass for cooking or heating. Achieving universal energy access is an ambitious goal, but it’s not out of reach.

There may be opportunity here to build on or connect with what they have going.

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One Response to Tracking of Campaign Contributions and Congressional Votes

  1. cycledancer says:

    I like their three-pronged approach.
    Mary Davies

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