Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) Staffer Asks Oil Lobbyist 'Partners' For 'Better Coordination And Communication' In Attacking ObamaQuicklink submitted By Amanda Lang Permalink
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'Inhofe, a well-known climate denier, is also one of the top recipients of oil and gas contributions with well over $1 million for his career.'
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|Republicans are the default choice for oil and gas dollars, having received 88 percent of the industry's political contributions in 2011. In return, House and Senate Republicans block regulations the industry deems a potential threat.
In an April 23 e-mail acquired by National Journal, a staffer for Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) called on the industry to utilize their partnership to coordinate attacks on the White House:
Senate Republicans, who led a successful fight this spring against Obama's proposal to repeal billions of dollars in tax subsidies enjoyed by major oil companies, felt betrayed by the industry's collaboration with the White House on fracking regulations. The e-mail to top oil and gas lobbyists made that unhappiness clear, and it suggested that the industry was being duped.