To identify the climate deniers in the 117th congress, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s analysis of the 117th Congress from March 20, 2021. The quote reference, which offers an example of each politician’s view of climate change, is also from the report.
Data on oil and gas industry donations for each candidate came from government transparency nonprofit Open Secrets. Amounts are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more. The donations listed cover each legislator’s career in national elected office through March 22, 2021.