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Energy And Natural Resource Interests Dumped Almost $1 Billion On Washington In Two Years

This editorial is partial of a GREAT DEBATE underline ‘What Resource Do We Most Need For Our Future?

Among a industries that spend outrageous sums of income lobbying Congress and bankrolling domestic campaigns, few spend some-more easily than those representing energy and healthy apparatus interests.

From 2009 by 2010, this sector donated over $75 million to domestic campaigns on a sovereign level. Of that total, two-thirds went to Republican candidates, putting it in line with chronological narrow-minded trends — given 1989, a sector has adored Republicans by a 70-30 split, according to Open Secrets.

Yet a bulk of a industry’s change is cumulative by lobbying efforts, that amounted to $870 million over that same dual year period.

Here’s how that spending breaks down by groups within that sector.

chart money spent lobbying and funding political campaigns by natural resource industry jan 31 2012 Energy And Natural Resource Interests Dumped Almost $1 Billion On Washington In Two Years

Jon Terbush / Business Insider

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