Sen. Whitehouse Targets Dark Money to Address Climate Change

Associated Press

The U.S. Senate's most persistent voice for addressing climate change introduced a bill Thursday aimed at unlimited political spending, with fossil fuel companies in his crosshairs. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, is targeting so-called "dark money" because he thinks opposition to addressing climate change in Congress is propped up by the fossil fuel industry. Climate opposition in Congress can potentially encompass a wide range of activities and groups, according to the Campaign Legal Center, though there's good reason to suspect that fossil fuel interests are responsible for a sizable portion of dark money.

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