Study: Senators With Coal Money Voting Against Environmental Rules

Study reveals dirty coal industry getting bang for their buck in the Senate.

“Legislators opposing new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to mitigate climate change have received large sums of cash from the coal industry, according to an analysis released Thursday by Maplight, an independent research group that tracks the influence of money in politics.

Maplight’s analysis compared coal industry donations to two groups of senators: those who recently voted to block new EPA regulations designed to limit greenhouse gas and carbon emissions, and those who voted to leave the rules intact.” [READ MORE]