In exchange for his support of the Inflation Reduction Act, Joe Manchin demanded major giveaways to the oil industry. He got them, making his big donors in fossil fuel companies quite happy.
Donald Shaw is the cofounder of Sludge, a nonprofit campaign finance reporting outlet focusing on corruption and money in politics.
Former Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is running for Senate in Oklahoma. A handmaiden of the oil and gas industry who was seemingly too corrupt for even the Trump administration, blocking environmental regulations is his life’s work.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has received huge campaign contributions from Florida’s nursing home industry. He is paying that industry back by deregulating nursing homes — including by reducing the amount of care facilities are required to provide to residents.
Republican lawmakers are quietly building a nationwide effort to pass anti-divestment bills that would punish financial institutions that consider the climate crisis in their business deals — all while oil and gas companies flood their campaign coffers.
Government investigators say lax regulations are increasing the risk of chemical disasters related to extreme weather.
Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal is one of the for-profit health industry’s favorite Democratic members of Congress. He’s a steadfast opponent of Medicare for All — and a big recipient of health industry donations.