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The Fracking Industry's Money Trail Leads Straight to Congress

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, big business, environment, oil and gas lobby money, fracking, legislations, husa, politics, news, ethics, government, dishonesty, corruption, americans )

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With billions in profits flowing their way, it's no surprise that the oil and gas industry lambasted the recent EPA report. To protect those profits, they've pumped $238.7 million into gubernatorial and Congressional election campaigns since 1990, to pers

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Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 3:49 pm
As usual, big business buying all our corruptable politicians. I wish they had a couple ounces of integrity!!

pam w (139)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 5:30 pm
Thanks our Republican friends....if they have their way, this will be come the UNITED CORPORATIONS OF AMERICA.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 8:09 pm

Nancy Black (308)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 11:21 pm
Noted, tweeted, and shared. Money buys anything; our clean air and clean water. There is lots of irony here; our government subsidizes the oil and energy companies so they are using taxpayers' money to bribe the politicans. Joke, Joke, Sad and depressing.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 7, 2012, 2:45 am
Šta reći,veliki gutaju male,a sa parama mogu sve.

Carol H (229)
Friday September 7, 2012, 4:27 am
noted, thanks Cal

Devon Leonar (54)
Friday September 7, 2012, 12:08 pm
These corporations are like hungry ghosts gobbling up everything in sight...and no matter how much they eat they are never satisfied.
I wish those who like to play the money game would at least get on board that alternative energy is the ONLY way to go from now on... Let them make their gazillions doing things that will benefit, not harm the Earth!!!
The energy of Fear is the root source which causes greed which causes all this sorry mess we have found ourselves in.
"When Jesus is reported to have said, go preach this to all the world, your zealous empire builders took this as an opportunity to create dominion over people. It's similar to other crusades like capitalism, democracy or communism. A spiritual person would never think that way" - Mathew Fox

Arielle S (313)
Friday September 7, 2012, 12:20 pm
So right, Pam - "the United Corporations of America" - they won't be able to eat money and they won't be able to breathe gas either. The sad part is that they are destroying a beautiful planet - and for what?

Past Member (0)
Friday September 7, 2012, 12:24 pm
We already live in the United Corporations of America: after all, our government is the best government that corporations can buy.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Friday September 7, 2012, 12:29 pm
You say, not our greedy leaders.

Christeen A (368)
Friday September 7, 2012, 1:53 pm
We definately need a new congress. Please see my news story. Thank you.

ewoud k (68)
Friday September 7, 2012, 2:25 pm
Correction Pam: this will become the end of the US, and of the rest of the world as well.

Thanks Cal.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday September 7, 2012, 5:18 pm
Would certainly be a different story if those who profited from fracking were forced to live on the land they fracked. Now that's a law I would support.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday September 7, 2012, 5:37 pm
Thanks Cal.

Tony C (2)
Friday September 7, 2012, 11:33 pm
Here is a suggestion. After they have read these reports of all these adverse effects that happen to animals and humans, have each of these pro fracking politicians if they dare drink a glass of water for a full month from these places that are being fracked and see if they might change their minds.

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:50 am
A big DUH, the article is not stating anything any intelligent person did not already know.

Nancy C (806)
Monday September 10, 2012, 9:05 am
VOTE overhaul Congress

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday September 10, 2012, 9:18 pm
Will all those who find this information surprising and/or extraordinary, please, stand up?

If for no other reason, this is why we need TERM LIMITS.
Since, we know this will never happen, we the voters, can 'fix' it. Stop voting for the same old, same old.
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