Study Says Corporate Donations Lead To Votes Against Clean Air Laws
Companies that cause air pollution are accused of buying members of Congress through campaign contributions...
A study by two environmental groups says the lawmakers who get the most money from large polluters are most likely to vote against clean-air bills that could hurt those companies. Four House Republicans from Wisconsin, and Senator Ron Johnson, are labeled as 'villains' for opposing all 13 bills aimed at protecting air quality. Area Democrats Ron Kind and Tim Walz were on the low end of the contribution scale. They were listed as supporting most, but not all, of the clean air bills monitored by the interest groups. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin was listed as Wisconsin's only 'clean air hero.'