Koch, Halliburton Use Revolving Door To Lobby Against Regulating Carbon

"The Koch brothers have turned to a former aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) to lobby against the simple idea of a carbon tax."

"As the Hill reported Wednesday, Shockey Scofield Solutions (S3) registered to lobby for for the Kochs’ company in support of a House measure that would express the 'sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy.' The oil services corporation Halliburton also retained S3 in June to lobby on energy, immigration, and transportation issues.

Disclosures for both companies note that S3’s Mike Ference, the former director of strategic development for Cantor, is a principal lobbyist on their behalf. Ference’s bio on Shockey Scofield’s website says that while working for Cantor, 'Mike led the Majority Leader’s national outreach operation to the energy, financial services, high-tech, entrepreneurial, business and academic communities.' Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton said Ference was a 'vital resource' for 'outreach to stakeholders affected by the laws we pass.'"

Ryan Koronowski reports for Climate Progress (Center for American Progress) August 1, 2013.


"Kochs Hire Ex-Cantor Aide To Lobby Against Carbon Tax" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

Source: Climate Progress, 08/02/2013