Dirty Money

Oil Companies and Special Interests Spend Millions to Oppose Climate Legislation

By Daniel J. WeissRebecca LeftonSusan Lyon | September 27, 2010
SOURCE: AP/Alex Brandon
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill makes a pattern in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, LA, on May 6, 2010. BP is spending $5 million a week on advertising to restore its image after its oil disaster. Meanwhile, Big Oil and its allies have spent more than $126 million on television ads this year to promote the expansion of offshore oil drilling and defeat efforts to eliminate their tax loopholes.

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