According to OpenSecrets.org, those who voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline received six times more money from donors than those who voted against it.
The 59 senators who voted for the pipeline have received, on average, significantly more money from the oil and gas industry than those who voted against construction.
Over the course of their careers, those 59 took in over $33 million in campaign donations from the industry, compared to the approximately $4.2 million received by the 41 who successfully blocked the bill’s approval. On average, those voting for Keystone have received $572,000 from oil and gas interests, compared with just $103,900 for those voting against it.
Among Democrats, the 39 “nay” votes received $4.2 million from oil and gas, while the 14 who voted with the Republicans received just under $4 million. On average, those voting no received about $108,000, while the Democratic supporters — who disproportionately represent states with strong oil and gas industry presence – received more than twice as much, about $284,000.
David Pakman video.
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I’m shocked! [sarcasm…! 😉 )