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Vol. 14, No. 29 Week of July 19, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


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

John Porretto

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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