Say, Why Does Big Oil Have Such Power In The Fight Against Hotcoldwetdry?

Advance Media’s Jonathan D. Salant is rather vexed by this

Why big oil has so much power in Washington as it fights climate change activists

More than 600 people are registered to lobby for Exxon Mobil, Chevron and the rest of the oil and gas industry in Washington. That’s more than one for each member of Congress.

During the first six months of 2019, big oil spent $63.5 million to lobby. Only three industries have spent more, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a research group.

Also this year, the industry has made $19 million in campaign contributions, 89 percent to Republican candidates and committees. That’s the seventh highest, according to the center.

That’s the juggernaut facing off against efforts to reduce fossil fuels in order to curb carbon emissions contributing to climate change.

See, this is all part of “Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.” What they aren’t covering is a very easy notion: Big Oil has power because 1) they are a legal industry that is Constitutionally guaranteed to be able to speak freely, petition the government for redress of grievance, and protest peaceably, and 2) because people are unwilling to give up their fossil fueled autos, including most Warmists. Which includes the papers listed with Advance Media owned NJ.com, and those 220 news outs, many who need them to distribute their dead tree editions.

When Warmists start giving up their own use of fossil fuels an masse I will start believing they really think it is a crisis. How many kids took a fossil fueled trip to the protests Friday?

It’s fun how Warmists always attempt to deny people their ability to the speak out, eh?

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3 Responses to “Say, Why Does Big Oil Have Such Power In The Fight Against Hotcoldwetdry?”

  1. formwiz says:

    2, of course, is the biggie.

  2. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Guess which 3 industries spent more on lobbying than oil & gas…

    Big Pharma, Big Electronics, Big Insurance

    Don’t hear any bitching about them…

    Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  3. “Also this year, the industry has made $19 million in campaign contributions, 89 percent to Republican candidates and committees. ”

    Could it be because the Left has signaled that they intend to loot the energy sector if they gain a majority in the government? When people openly declare that they are your enemy, you should believe them and act accordingly.

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