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Scott Brown Hits Elizabeth Warren for Not Wanting to Give Billions of Our Tax Dollars to Big Oil

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or

August 17, 2012  

WASHINGTON – Scott Brown this week attacked Elizabeth Warren for not wanting to give billions of our tax dollars to Big Oil, calling her advocacy of ending taxpayer-subsidized handouts to oil companies an “energy producer tax.” The League of Conservation Voters today released this statement: 

“Senator Brown and his allies in Congress have voted to give oil companies billions in taxpayer subsidies to pad their already soaring profits. In fact, from 2005 to 2010, four of the world’s biggest oil companies raked in $500 billion in profits while laying off more than 10,000 U.S. workers. Now he’s attacking Elizabeth Warren for wanting to end his gravy train for the oil industry. It’s time Massachusetts had a Senator like Elizabeth Warren, who’s committed to ending handouts to Big Oil and creating clean energy jobs here at home,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.

Brown has repeatedly voted against repealing billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies to the nation’s most profitable oil companies, all while receiving $247,000 and counting in campaign contributions from oil and gas companies over the course of his political career. 

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