Fossil Fuel Money to GOP Grows, and So Does Climate Divide

The stark partisan divide underscores how much is riding on the November election for U.S. and global climate policy. By Marianne Lavelle Political polarization on climate change has become so stark this election cycle that researchers say the gulf between Republicans and Democrats is wider than they have seen in more than 20 years of polling. The polarization has an equally startling financial corollary: an overwhelming 91 percent of fossil fuel industry campaign donations now flow to Republican candidates and 9 percent to Democrats. See Also: Can the Environmental Movement Rally Around Hillary Clinton? The Steel Magnate Helping Trump Assail Pollution Regulations Fossil Fuel Money Still a Dry Well for Trump Campaign read more


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