Fracking, Politics, and Money

How Politics, Big Money, and Fracking Mix and Mingle

  • James Browning & Pat Clifford, Drilling Deep Pockets in Congress and Ohio, CommonCause.org, Nov. 10, 2011
    This is an excellent in-depth study on how the fracking industry has been pumping more than more than $747 million into the pockets of state and federal politicians.
    “The ability of the natural gas industry to tap vast new reserves through fracking is a good metaphor for its enhanced political clout in the post-Citizens United era, in which the industry and its backers can now spend unlimited amounts of money on electioneering, often in secret.” (p. 13)
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