The power of one

Propelling the rise of environment interests was the fact that billionaire Tom Steyer contributed 85 percent of that interest group’s contributions in 2016

As hot an issue as the environment has been in recent years, there’s never been much money in it for politicians.

So why, after never having cracked the Center for Responsive Politics‘ 50 top-giving industries and interest groups, have environmental interests suddenly shot into seventh place in the 2014 and 2016 election cycles?

The answer is one Supreme Court decision plus one man.

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