Oil industry cranks up lobbying effort
Oil, gas spending in D.C. up more in past 2 years than other industries; $129M spent in ‘08; $44.5 million in 1st quarter of ‘09
Associated Press Energy Writer
Oil and gas companies have accelerated their spending on lobbying faster than any other industry, training their gusher of profits on Washington to fight new taxes on drilling and slow efforts to move the nation off fossil fuels.
The industry spent $44.5 million lobbying Congress and federal agenci....
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Industry a target
Majors and independents spending
Spending and the hot seat
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