That’s how much industry doesn’t want any regulation on their activities. They spent $12.9 million in the first half of 2009. LINK
Chevron’s sins in Ecuador provide one good example of why this industry needs regulation because the same activity that polluted the water in Ecuador happens right here in the US.>
Besides Congress, Chevron lobbied the departments of Energy, State, Commerce, Treasury as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Executive Office of the President.
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Anna Kay says
That money could have been used to offer relief to the Ecuadorians suffering from Chevron's contamination!! This is unbelievable!
To find out more about the mess Chevron left in Ecuador. see this blog: http://www.thechevronpit.blogspot.com
Thank you for that link! I've been watching that case and I've posted about it several times. So immoral!