Money in Politics
Oil and gas industry influence on the political process
How is the oil and gas industry able to rig the system and leave taxpayers with such a bad deal? Follow the money.
In just the most recent election cycle, companies and individuals in the oil and gas industry spent more than $100 million supporting candidates for federal office. These donations have been made to candidates, parties and outside groups, such as PACs. Since 2009, industry interests spent more than $1 billion lobbying Congress.