Big Oil Companies are spending

$25,637,138

In 2008, the WA State Legislature created a state law that set targets to significantly reduce pollution.2

The state has not taken any meaningful action to reach those pollution reduction goals because big oil companies have too much money and influence in our elections.

Since 2008, the oil industry has spent $11,728,000 to influence our local elections, and another $12,401,000 on lobbyists in Olympia.

Why are out-of-state oil companies spending so much to defeat Initiative 1631?

Big Oil wants to preserve their billion dollar profits and inflated CEO salaries. So far in 2018 they've made:
$

Out-of-state oil companies are among the most profitable in the world. 
Many are listed in the Fortune 500.3

Revenue $244 billion
Profit $3.4 billion
CEO Salary $13.4 million
Revenue $134 billion
Profit $9 billion
CEO Salary $25 million
Revenue $91 billion
Profit $5 billion
CEO Salary $23.6 million
Revenue $34 billion
Profit $1.5 billion
CEO Salary $20 million

They’re not only the top earners, they’re also the top polluters. Each of these companies appears on the Toxic 100 — a list that tracks water and air pollution across the nation.4

Toxic Air Particles Released 1.93 Million Pounds
19%
Released on low income communities
1.0M
Pounds of toxic waste released into water
Toxic Air Particles Released 3.99 Million Pounds
72%
Released on communities of color
1.27M
Pounds of toxic waste released into water
Toxic Air Particles Released 4.87 Million Pounds
19%
Released on communities of color
1.27M
Pounds of toxic waste released into water
Toxic Air Particles Released 2.58 Million Pounds
69%
Released on communities of color
60k
Pounds of toxic waste released into water
;
Gallons of oil spilled in Washington State:
644,300

These companies have callously and frequently damaged Washington’s environment and hurt our communities:

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