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Bush took in more than $190 million dollars to finance his race for the Oval Office. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, some of the top contributors to the Bush campaign include MBNA Corp, Ernst & Young, Andersen Worldwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citigroup and Enron. A close look at policies and initiatives coming out of the White House in Bush's first year in office helps one understand the pull that these large contributors have in setting the White House's priorities. Within his first 100 days in the White House, Bush was already making good with his major campaign contributors. For instance, Bush cut environmental initiatives including cutting funding for renewable energy research, banning private lawsuits which force the government to add species to the endangered species list, withdrawing the United States from the international global warming treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, and pushing for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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