Friday, July 5, 2013

Following the Money - Could Our Governor Be On the Take From Big Gas?

While it’s pretty evident that the oil and gas industry has long had strong support from within the Republican Party, what might not be obvious is how much financial support the industry has given to the Democrats, specifically to Democratic governors. Since 2008, some of America’s biggest oil and gas companies have donated approximately $3,555,281 to the Democratic Governor’s Association.  Could this explain the current administration's dismissive attitude toward Kentuckians' concerns about the Bluegrass Pipeline?

Call our governor up and ask if these contributions are affecting his stance on the pipeline...Main Line: (502) 564-2611 Fax: (502) 564-2517 TDD: (502) 564-9551 (Telecom Device for the Deaf). An email works too: http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/contact.aspx

To tell the Democratic Governors Association to stop taking money from the fossil fuel industry: http://fwwat.ch/10MSTvU

Also of interest, the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform reports that many of the top political donors "have given to both parties. Among the largest 100 donors to either partisan fund, OpenSecrets found that almost half, 48 donors, including 45 corporations and 3 associations, gave to both."