Fossil fuel companies, particularly in the oil and coal sectors, pushed Congress to deny paid sick leave to railroad workers vital to the U.S. economy and safe drinking water, Grist reports. Transporting fossil fuels, especially coal, is a major source of revenue for the railroad industry. The four major railroad companies have given tens of millions of dollars to groups denying climate science and only left the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity two years ago. “Coal has been such a huge part of rail,” Justin Mikulka, a research fellow at New Consensus, told Grist. “It was in their interest to deny that coal was part of the problem.” (Grist)