TV News LIES

Sunday, Jan 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Rick Santorum’s Stump Speech Includes Nod To Fracking Company Directly Paying Him The Past Year

Rick Santorum’s Stump Speech Includes Nod To Fracking Company Directly Paying Him The Past Year

E-mail Print PDF

Rick SantorumOn the campaign trail, Rick Santorum says his career since the Senate has been a paid commentary role at Fox News and as a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. But a mandatory disclosure requirement for presidential candidates reveals something new: Santorum has maintained his lifestyle through a well-paid consulting gig with Consol Energy Inc and a lobbying firm called American Continental Group.

The disclosure, revealed earlier this week, comes as a surprise because Santorum has never mentioned the fact that he works for a lobbying firm, nor do any state and federal lobbying disclosures have him listed as a lobbyist or contractor to such a company.

Consol Energy is one of the country’s largest coal mining companies that also has substantial involvement in hydraulic fracking in Pennslyvania. According to the company’s website, it is “the leading eastern U.S. gas producer and our future growth is centered in the Marcellus Shale.” ThinkProgress has attended multiple Santorum campaign stops, and the former senator almost always spends a few minutes extolling the virtues of fracking in the Marcellus Shale region:

More...

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Constitution, Suit Will Claim

TrumpA liberal watchdog group plans to file a lawsuit Monday arguing that President Donald Trump is...

Trump doling out plum adviser jobs to rich friends

GuilianiRudy Giuliani, one of Donald Trump's top political surrogates and a millionaire, is running point on...

The Dictionary Shuts Down Kellyanne Conway’s Idea Of ‘Alternative Facts’

Kellyanne Conway's alternative realityThe day after White House press secretary Sean Spicer lied through an entire press briefing about...

Trump presidency begins with defense of false 'alternative facts'

Trump presidency starts with liesDonald Trump began his first full week as US president firmly on the defensive, after millions...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!