Legalized bribery

Written by Naomi Klein

Fossil fuel companies are not only so profitable that they have money to burn, but have money to bribe--especially when that bribery is legal.  In 2013 in the United Stats alone,the oil and gas industry spent just under $400,000 a day lobbying congress and government officials, and the industry doled out a record $73 million in federal campaign and political donations during the 2012 election cycle, and 87% jump from the 2008 elections.

Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything, p.149

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