Since 1990, Big Oil has given more than $190 million to members of Congress and 75% ($142,635,314!) of those donations have gone to Republicans. Those donations guarantee an energy policy that serves the oil industry’s interests over the public interest. Until we stop politicians from taking oil money, it’ll be hard to move into a clean-energy future.
In related news, oil industry execs said last week that their record-breaking profits “are needed to fund investment, and gasoline prices could go even higher.”