Saturday, February 28, 2009

the growing climate change lobby

The above is a sobering chart for sobering times. The Center for Public Integrity notes the following:
A Center for Public Integrity analysis of Senate lobbying disclosure forms shows that more than 770 companies and interest groups hired an estimated 2,340 lobbyists to influence federal policy on climate change in the past year, as the issue gathered momentum and came to a vote on Capitol Hill. That’s an increase of more than 300 percent in the number of lobbyists on climate change in just five years, and means that Washington can now boast more than four climate lobbyists for every member of Congress.
Continue reading here to see what forces the Administration will be dealing with in the coming years.

via: phronesisaical

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