Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | August 13, 2008

Lawyer Sanders says webtool available to track Big Oil money flowing into Congress and keeping America addicted to fossil fuel while John Q. Public struggles to pay for $4 per gallon gasoline.

Big Oil companies donated over $13 million on elections in 2006, and they have already spent $37 million in lobbying expenditures this year. The web site for Follow the Oil Money tracks money accepted by members of the U.S. Congress.  The web tool is at: http://oilmoney.priceofoil.org/federalRaceGraph.php?type=search

For example, the website reports that Kentucky Senator, Mitch McConnell, accepted $301,908 from the oil and gas industry since 2000.  $168,308 of those dollars were from industry PACS.  Senator McConnell supported Bill Oil in 100% of selected votes.  

With this kind of money flowing into Congress, is it any wonder our country is addicted to fossil fuel and Big Oil is raking in BILLIONS of DOLLARS in profits each month, while John Q. Public cannot afford to purchase a full tank of gas?

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