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The Planet

Take More Money . . . and Run

The Planet, April 1997, Volume 4, number 3

"Take More Money . . . and Run," a new report produced by the Sierra Club and the Environmental Working Group, reveals the blatant link between polluter political action committee contributions and anti-environment votes in the U.S. Senate. A followup investigation of last year's "Take the Money . . . and Run," this report shows that 46 current senators have taken $18.9 million dollars since 1991 from these PACs while voting to weaken laws that protect Americans from pollution.

On two critical votes in the Senate, one on regulatory "reform" and one on an EPA appropriations bill that would have crippled the agency's ability to enforce clean air standards, those senators who voted against the environment received, on average, more than twice as much money from anti-environmental PACs as those who stood for strong protection.

For more information: Contact Political Director Daniel J. Weiss at (202) 675-6275; e-mail: <dan.weiss@sierraclub.org>

http://www.sierraclub.org/planet/199704/money.asp


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