Sunday, August 23, 2009

$30-$60 million campaign to get climate legislation passed

I forget who directed me to the Environmental Defense Insider podcast, but it's been very interesting on the very rare occasions they've put up a podcast.

In the latest one, they say the major enviro groups have gotten together and are hoping to raise $30-$60 million in a public campaign to get climate legislation passed. That's what a presidential campaign used to cost, not long ago. And while it sounds like a lot, they're also saying "In the first two quarters of 2009, Big Oil and other polluters have spent nearly $120 million trying to defeat clean energy legislation and will stop at nothing to do so."

Supposedly the groups are doing joint fundraising with money specifically dedicated for this campaign, but I can't see where they're doing it, or I'd kick in something. Anyone who knows more, please comment.

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