Keystone pipeline

Senate GOP to Unveil Legislation Giving Big Oil ‘Christmas in July’

Senate Republicans plan to introduce a collection of legislation on Thursday that reads like a “Christmas in July” wish list come true for big oil and gas companies.

According to The Hill, Republican aides say Sen. John Hoeven’s (R-N.D.) legislation will “require expanded onshore oil-and-gas leasing, allow drilling off Virginia’s coast, and approve the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.”

PRESS RELEASE: The Key to the Keystone Bill is Big Money

Forty-four Senators who introduced legislation today backing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline received $22.3 million in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry since 1989, according to analysis by Public Campaign Action Fund and 350.org.

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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Just the Guy We've Been Longing to Hear From on Income Inequality

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 24 through October 28, 2011.