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New report: Fracking industry spending big bucks in Congress
Posted By Rob Schofield On November 10, 2011 @ 10:40 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The good people at Common Cause are out with a powerful new report  this morning on the extent of the fracking industry’s skyrocketing political expenditures. This is from the report (“Deep Drilling, Deep Pockets in Congress”):
“From 2001 through June 2011, the fracking industry gave $20.5 million to current members of Congress and spend $276 million on lobbying.”
This is from a release from Common Cause of North Carolina  that accompanied the release of the report:
“Top recipients in North Carolina will include Sen. Richard Burr (R), Rep. Sue Myrick (R), and Rep. Patrick McHenry (R). Burr is the single-biggest recipient of fracking money among members of Congress from states where fracking is not currently allowed, and the 16th-biggest recipient overall.
Ten of the state’s 15 Congressional delegation (House and Senate members) have taken in more than $350,000 in fracking contributions during the last decade with 60% of those contributions directed to Senator Burr.”
Read the entire report by clicking here .
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 a powerful new report: http://www.commoncause.org/atf/cf/%7Bfb3c17e2-cdd1-4df6-92be-bd4429893665%7D/DEEP%20DRILLING%20DEEP%20POCKETS%20NOV%202011.PDF
 Common Cause of North Carolina: http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=4847597
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