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Dirty Oil, Dirty Money, Dirty Votes

By Brad Johnson  

"Dirty Oil, Dirty Money, Dirty Votes"


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U.S. House members who supported keeping tax subsidies for oil companies in votes this year received a total of $1.2 million from oil PACs in the first six months of 2011, according to Public Campaign Action Fund analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Additionally, 94 percent of House oil PAC money recipients in the first six months of 2011 voted to keep the subsidies.


Exxon is the top oil and gas political contributor in 2011 ($384,030), followed by Koch Industries ($318,800).

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