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Members Who Supported Massive Giveaway To Big Oil Have Received $38.6 Million from the Industry

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Congress bought by oil companiesThe House of Representatives, which already holds the title of the most anti-environment House ever, today added another mark to the list — the Domestic Energy Production Act, H.R. 4480.

The act is specifically designed to increase oil and gas development, with measures that block safeguards from smog and pollution and mandate drilling on public lands. The House Republicans passed this pollution and plunder energy package overrun by oil and gas industry interests, 248 to 163. This breakdown includes 229 Republicans and 19 Democratic members.

A ThinkProgress analysis of Center for Responsive Politics data shows how that oil and gas money overwhelmingly went to the votes for gutting safeguards from air pollution, drilling regulations and public lands protections:

The 248 pro-Big Oil votes received over four times more oil and gas contributions over their careers. The 248 members — 229 Republicans and 19 Democrats — voted to pass the bill and enrich Big Oil. They received a total of $38.6 million in oil and gas campaign cash — or an average of $156,000 each — for their federal campaigns.

TVNL Comment:  Did you  really understand that part of this bill BLOCKS SAFEGUARDS FROM SMOG AND POLLUTION and MANDATES drilling on public land?  Just asking....

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