"Big Oil Spends $69.5 Million on Ads To Get the Congress It Wants"

"The next Congress is expected to throw up a whole new set of roadblocks to Barack Obama's environmental agenda - from time-consuming investigations to budget cuts.

So how much was the fossil fuel industries willing to pay to help cast out White House allies on energy and climate change?

A lot, it turns out. Oil and coal lobby groups have spent $69.5 million on television ads specifically targetted against Obama clean energy policies in these mid-term elections, according to data compiled by the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

That's a 10-to-1 advantage over clean energy groups. Opinion polls are all predicting big wins in tomorrow's elections for Republicans, especially Tea Party candidates."

Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the UK Guardian November 1, 2010.


"Natural Gas Industry Spent Heavily on Pennsylvania Republican Candidates" (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Source: Guardian, 11/04/2010