With control of Congress up for grabs in the November midterms, fossil fuel companies and trade groups have contributed record amounts this cycle to two Republican super PACs aligned with Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell, according to a Sludge analysis of Federal Election Commission data.
According to the environmentalist organization InfluenceMap, more than 60 companies are at "significant risk of net zero greenwashing" due to lobbying that contradicts their own climate pledges
Republican lawmakers who wrote bills that were wrapped into the H.R. 1 energy package own stock in Marathon Oil, Chevron, and family-held oil and gas drilling operations.
The pharmaceutical giant spent big bucks amid key international negotiations last year to protect record earnings.