Republicans in the U.S. Senate didn’t want the truth to come out. Not one single senate Republican voted in favor of the Whitehouse amendment. They killed the legislation, voting to maintain the coverup of payoffs to politicians from dirty fossil fuel corporations.
“In the name of protecting our country and the world from the growing dangers of climate change, I will neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company.” Three presidential candidates have signed their names to this pledge: Martin O’Malley Bernie
For Scott Perry’s congressional campaign in 2014, the oil and gas industry was the second largest source of funding. It’s no wonder that Congressman Perry thinks that efforts to bring the dangerous consumption of fossil fuels under control is “misplaced”.