By Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet, 7/27/2018:
America’s oil and gas industry is making a serious investment in Gov. Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate campaign.
Scott’s midyear campaign report shows at least $880,000 in contributions from oil, gas and energy executives and employees to his campaign and from the industry to a pro-Scott super PAC. The industry is generally aligned with Republican candidates.
… Scott, a wealthy former hospital executive, has also been a major investor in oil and gas firms that in federal filings with the SEC have expressed strong opposition to stricter environmental regulations and climate change policies.
… But Scott’s eight-year-long lack of interest in any climate change policy has won him support from the energy industry.