Let’s be honest: We all know why the U.S. Congress won’t pass comprehensive climate change legislation or enact a regulatory framework that accelerates America’s transition to a clean energy economy.

It’s no mystery: The logjam created by money influencing politics.

The dollar is still the mightiest and most powerful influencer in Washington. The fossil fuel industry and the ridiculously wealthy investment funds that support the industry still control an extraordinary amount of capital that buys them an extraordinary (and irrational, unethical, and immoral) level of influence and power in legislative bodies worldwide.

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