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How Dark Money Blocked Action On Climate Change

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The 2010 Supreme Court decision, Citizen's United, unleashed corporate money into politics and derailed any chance of U.S. climate legislation. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse calls the ruling “a mischief-riddled legal monstrosity,” and argues that the resulting meteoric rise in corporate political spending has had a profoundly disabling effect on the democratic process, including when it comes to climate change legislation.

 

http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-big-money-in-politics-blocked-u-s-action-on-climate-change

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