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Paul Ryan: Big Oil's Dream VP Pick

11 Aug 2012  |   Mike Palamuso

Tags: General Political

Mitt Romney is doubling down on the Koch Brothers agenda -- picking a running mate who has received thousands in campaign cash from the oil tycoons. At the same time, Ryan is a staunch climate change denier and a leading voice in the most anti-environmental House of Representatives in our nation’s history.

Here's a few fast facts about Paul Ryan:

  • Ryan earned a score of just 3% in LCV's 2011 National Environmental Scorecard, and his lifetime score is a dismal 20%.
  • Ryan has received $244,250 (and counting) from the oil and gas industry.
  • Ryan has received $115,500 from Koch Industries employees and their PAC over the years.
  • Ryan's budget plan maintains $40 billion in special tax breaks for Big Oil.
  • Ryan has promoted unfounded conspiracy theories about climate scientists.

Click here for more info from ThinkProgress on Ryan's anti-environmental record, and click here for more on Romney's Big Oil agenda.

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