Independent political groups are finding ways around the pledge by Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren to keep outside money out of their hard-fought U.S. Senate campaign.
Two of the nation’s largest environmental groups are combining forces to raise $5 million for the 2014 election to blunt better-financed efforts by industry groups fighting tougher climate-change laws.
Bloomberg BNA — Pronounced dead-on-arrival upon its introduction in 2013, the carbon tax bill authored by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is attracting a healthy bit of lobbying, suggesting both industry and environmental groups are looking down the road to a resurrection of legislation that failed in the Senate in 2010.
They’re senior senators from two of the nation’s top oil-producing states, longtime friends who are about to begin a partnership that has environmentalists uneasy and industry lobbyists counting on a shift in energy policy.