Report Climate Change, in House prices and the economy Posted Tuesday at 10:45 AM 1 minute ago, Gigantic Purple Slug said: Is that actually wrong though ? All sides lobby. Pretty sure environmental groups have probably spent billions lobbying against the oil industry. Pretty much the consequences of being in a democracy ? Imma need some stats there bud. 'Pretty sure' doesn't cut it for me. Happy to doff my cap at any proof of environmental groups spending 3.6bil. Heck, I'd love to see proof of them getting close to half that. Coz like, where's the money from eh? Over roughly the last three decades, five major US oil companies have spent a total of at least $3.6bn on advertisements – not counting their investments in public relations programs like sponsored beach clean-ups, or their influence through trade associations, dark money groups and campaign donations.