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Re: “Thom Tillis Urged Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Accord, Netted $263,400 From Oil and Gas Companies

22 Republicans were behind the push to get President Trump to leave the Paris climate agreement. A letter sent to the White House last week signed by 22 of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate rejected the overwhelming global scientific consensus behind climate change in favor of short-term economic growth.
Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) led the coalition of Republicans who co-signed the letter, which calls on Trump to exit the climate accords so he can successfully repeal the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. ExxonMobil was one of the chief opponents of the Clean Power Plan, with then-CEO Rex Tillerson (who is now Trumps Secretary of State) blasting the proposal in a 2015 speech.Those senators are also favorites of polluters according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Note: they are all Republicans and climate change deniers.

Senator Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) has received $1.8 million from the oil and gas industry throughout his career, making the industry his top donor by more than $1 million. John Cornyn (R-Texas) received more than $3 million.

Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming): $728,766
Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri): $1,143,574
Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas): $281,352
Senator Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi): $462,890
Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas): $3,031,956
Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho): $440,937
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas): $2,484,520
Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming): $513,733
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): $772,179
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah): $281,620
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky): $1,975,245
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky): $286,465
Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia): $184,250
Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho): $209,900
Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas): $817,150
Senator Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota): $204,900
Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina): $523,276
Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama): $532,846
Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina): $263,400
Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi): $686,876

Posted by Science First on 06/07/2017 at 4:40 PM

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