150 Congressional Republicans Represent Fossil Fuel Companies Instead of Their Communities | DeSmogBlog

150 Congressional Republicans Represent Fossil Fuel Companies Instead of Their Communities | DeSmogBlog

Last week, we mocked the fossil fuel industry’s use of an outlet it owns to brag about perverting democracy — but we didn’t actually call out the politicians in the industry’s pocket.

Lucky for us, the Center for American Progress Action Fund did just that this week. A new analysis from CAP tallies up the climate deniers in the 116th Congress. As it turns out, there are a lot: 150.

But that’s actually an improvement from last year, when there were 180. Of those 180, 47 are no longer serving: 22 were defeated in 2018, 16 retired, five resigned, and four went to other positions.

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