Lobbying is certainly a lucrative business, that’s for sure.
Three of every four oil and gas lobbyists worked for federal government
By Dan Eggen and Kimberly Kindy
According to a Washington Post analysis, federal government employees turned gas industry lobbyists far exceeds the normal Capitol Hill revolving-door standards.
Key lobbying hires include 18 former members of Congress and dozens of former presidential appointees. For other senior management positions, the industry employs two former directors of the Minerals Management Service, the since-renamed agency that regulates the industry, and several top officials from the Bush White House. Federal inspectors once assigned to monitor oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico have landed jobs with the companies they regulated.
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