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Eight of the twelve members appointed to Congress’s “Super Committee” for deficit reduction have voted to continue nearly $4 billion in annual Big Oil handouts in the past two years. All six Republican members consistently voted to continue Big Oil handouts.
The oil industry, which reported $73 billion in profits in the first six months of 2011 alone, gave over $13.6 million in campaign contributions during the last election cycle, with plans to contribute even more in the coming years.
Oil Change International’s Steve Kretzmann highlights the key facts that illustrate Big Oil’s influence over the Super Committee:
Additionally, Representative Fred Upton has gained notoriety as leading the charge in the war against the EPA.