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Dirty Energy Money

Challenging dirty energy's dominance of our democracy

Dirty Energy Money is an interactive tool that tracks the flow of oil, gas and coal industry contributions to the US Congress.

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Find out how Congress voted on key energy legislation — and how the dirty energy money may have affected the outcome.

Title & Description For (?) Against (?) Who Won (?)
s2013-180A Senate vote to confirm Gina McCarthy as the new EPA administrator after a long-delayed confirmation process. The confirmation was successful. 59
$19,336
40
$39,466
1
s2013-61A non-binding Senate vote to circumvent standard processes and force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline without the standard presidential permit. 62
$37,930
37
$9,523
0
h2012-603A House Vote that dismantles or delays an array of public health protections. H.R. 4309 would roll back protections in the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, blocking EPA carbon pollution standards and fuel efficiency standards. 233
$88,415
175
$18,928
0
h2012-511A House Vote to open up the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to new drilling, and offer more opportunities for leasing off the coast of Alaska and in the Arctic Ocean. 253
$87,523
170
$17,951
0
h2012-410A House bill to set new standards for leasing public lands for oil and gas production, limit the public’s ability to engage in decisions around these leases, and remove environmental safeguards that ensure federal leasing undergoes appropriate reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act. 248
$87,780
163
$19,226
0
s2012-139A Senate resolution to gut the EPA's Mercury and Toxic Standards (MATS) for coal-fired power plants. 46
$111,716
53
$45,204
0
h2012-292A non-binding House vote to register support for adding approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to the 2012 transportation reauthorization bill being negotiated by a bicameral committee. 261
$83,392
152
$19,710
0
s2012-63A Senate vote related to S.2204 - Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act, which would remove $2.4 billion annually in subsidies to the Big 5 oil companies. Needed 60 votes. 51
$49,227
47
$96,297
1
s2012-38A Senate vote on an amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill to lease the Outer Continental Shelf, open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment failed. 41
$99,718
57
$51,722
0
s2012-34A Senate vote on an amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill to approve the permit for the Keystone Pipeline. The amendment failed. Needed 60 votes. 56
$108,192
42
$33,540
0
s2012-28A Senate vote on an amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill to reopen leasing of the Outer Continental Shelf. The amendment failed. 44
$108,562
54
$49,828
0
h2012-71A House vote on a bill to speed up the development of highly energy and water intensive oil shale (kerogen) production in Colorado and Utah. The bill passed the House but has not been considered in the Senate. 237
$95,697
187
$19,426
0
h2011-650A House vote on a bill directing the President to expedite approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill passed the House but has not yet been considered in the Senate. 279
$82,501
147
$16,037
0
s2011-73A Senate vote related to S. 953: Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011, which would open up the outer continental shelf to more oil and gas drilling. 42
$105,712
57
$52,380
0
s2011-72A Senate vote related to S. 940: Close Big Oil Tax Loophole Act, which eliminates certain tax breaks for the largest U.S. oil companies. Needed 60 votes. 52
$48,035
48
$105,030
1
h2011-320A House vote on a bill to reverse the moratorium on new leases in the Gulf of Mexico following BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster. The bill passed the House but has not been considered in the Senate. 243
$87,667
179
$17,903
0
h2011-308A House vote related to H.R. 1229: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act, which would block the Department of Interior from issuing new offshore leases until applicants have paid penalties from previous leases. 186
$22,494
239
$87,883
1
h2011-309A House vote related to H.R. 1229: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act, which would speed up the leasing of new areas in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill passed the House but has not been considered in the Senate. 263
$85,538
163
$16,409
0
h2011-299A House vote related to an amendment to H.R. 1229: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act, which would require the Department of Interior to consider all applicable safety and environmental laws when approving offshore oil and gas activities. 167
$18,568
245
$88,985
1
h2011-300A House vote related to an amendment to H.R. 1229: Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act, which would require the Department of the Interior to consult with an independent drilling safety organization that is not affiliated with the industry-funded American Petroleum Institute. 169
$19,586
240
$89,271
1
h2011-298A House vote on H.R. 1230: Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, which requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia. The bill passed the House but has not been considered in the Senate. 266
$86,637
149
$16,315
0
h2011-249A House vote on H.R. 910: Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, which questions human-caused climate change, amends the Clean Air Act to prohibit the EPA from issuing regulations concerning greenhouse gases for the purposes of addressing climate change, and excludes GHGs from the definition of air pollutant. 255
$89,396
172
$16,880
0
s2011-54A Senate vote on S. 493: SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011, which prohibits the EPA from taking any action to regulate greenhouse gases to address climate change. Needed 60 votes. 50
$104,192
50
$38,146
0
h2011-236A House vote on an amendment to H.R. 910: Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, which states that Congress accepts EPA's finding that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare. 184
$22,606
240
$89,952
1
h2011-153A House vote related to H.J. Res. 44: Further Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011. 176
$18,376
249
$89,883
1
h2011-129A House vote on an amendment to H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, which blocks the EPA and other agencies’ ability to protect navigable waters from mountaintop removal mining. 235
$92,933
185
$20,466
0
h2011-136A House vote on an amendment related to H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, which blocks the EPA from regulating toxic coal ash, a by-product of burning coal for electricity. 239
$92,442
183
$20,374
0
h2011-109A House vote on an amendment related to H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, which eliminates a loophole in royalty payment requirements for offshore oil and gas drilling. 174
$17,544
251
$90,647
1
h2011-94A House vote on an amendment related to H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011,which blocks the EPA Environmental Appeals Board from reviewing drilling permits for offshore drilling in the arctic. 243
$92,313
185
$18,508
0
h2011-56A House vote on an amendment related to H.R. 1: Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, which transfers funds from fossil energy research to clean energy research. 159
$18,544
273
$84,216
1
s2010-184A Senate vote related to S.J. Res. 26, which eliminates the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases. 47
$106,686
53
$38,940
0
h2008-84A House vote on H.R. 5351: Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, which amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend incentives for renewable energy sources and energy conservation. 236
$23,569
182
$56,799
1
s2007-425A Senate vote related to H.R. 6: Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007 59
$39,605
40
$151,650
1
h2007-1140A House vote related to H.R. 6: Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which promotes clean energy (requiring utilities to produce 15% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020), increases fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks to 35 mpg by 2020, other efficiency standards, tax incentives, etc. 235
$24,416
181
$56,398
1
h2007-717A House vote related to H.R. 2929, which limits the use of funds to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq or to exercise United States economic control of the oil resources of Iraq. 399
$36,214
24
$77,815
1
s2007-181A Senate vote related to H.R. 2206: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, which provides $101.9 billion appropriations for the War in Iraq. Also enacts a benchmark to require Iraq to pass a law restructuring the oil industry. The Iraqi Oil Law opens up the country's oil to foreign investors. 80
$93,060
14
$22,133
0
h2007-425A House vote on H.R. 2206: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, which provides emergency supplemental appropriation for the War in Iraq. Also enacts a benchmark to require Iraq to pass a law restructuring the oil industry. The Iraqi Oil Law opens up the country's oil to foreign investors. 280
$51,216
142
$13,294
0
s2007-166A Senate vote on an amendment to H.R. 1495: Water Resources Development Act of 2007, which directs the Army Corps of Engineers to account for impacts of climate change. 51
$44,578
42
$122,627
1
h2007-131In March, the House of Representatives voted 269-150 to form a new Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming 269
$28,525
150
$54,224
1
h2007-40A House vote on H.R. 6: Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which repeals oil industry subsidies (as part of Democratic Majority's 'First 100 Days' legislative package.) 264
$25,892
163
$57,746
1
h2006-211A House vote on an amendment to H.R. 5441: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which provides $500,000 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a study of the increase in demand for FEMA's emergency response and disaster relief services as a result of global warming. 170
$15,186
251
$48,546
1
s2005-213A Senate vote related to H.R. 6: Energy Policy Act of 2005, which is the most expensive energy bill in U.S. history, with only minimal provisions for affordable or clean energy. Included $5 billion in subsidies to oil companies. 74
$78,052
26
$29,478
0
h2005-445A House vote related to H.R. 6: Energy Policy Act of 2005, which is the most expensive energy bill in U.S. history, with only minimal provisions for affordable or clean energy. Included $5 billion in subsidies to oil companies. 275
$49,899
156
$10,949
0
s2005-149A Senate vote related to H.R. 6: Energy Policy Act of 2005, which ends discussion of a national program of mandatory, market-based limits and incentives on greenhouse gas emissions at a rate and in a manner that will not significantly harm the U.S. economy, and will encourage comparable action by other nations. 44
$101,947
53
$36,077
0
s2005-151A Senate vote related to H.R. 6: Energy Policy Act of 2005, which provides a sense of the Senate regarding the need to address global climate change through national measures and negotiation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 46
$35,852
49
$96,909
1
s2005-140A Senate vote on an amendment to H.R. 6: Energy Policy Act of 2005, which directs the president to reduce oil imports by 40 percent by 2025 (reducing U.S. consumption by 7.6 million barrels of oil per day). 47
$35,475
53
$91,981
1