Legislature Under the Influence; Energy Industry Lobbying

July 13, 2010



Long before BP's Deepwater Horizon well began belching oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP and the rest of the energy industry had turned loose a gusher of cash in Washington, saturating Congress and the federal government's regulatory apparatus. In the last decade alone, big energy has pumped more than $2.9 billion into electing and lobbying federal officials and candidates, according to campaign finance and lobbying disclosure reports.

READ: Report: Legislature Under the Influence; Energy Industry Lobbying


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