Add comment on:Big Oil spent more lobbying in first 6 months of 2017 than in all of 2016
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and Big Oil use their money and power in 5 ways: through (1) lobbying; (2) campaign spending; (3) creating Astroturf groups: 4) working in collaboration with media; and (5) getting appointed to positions on and influencing regulatory panels, as in the case of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create so-called "marine protected areas. Photo: "Oil Money Out, People Power In" protest in front of the Democratic Party of California Convention in Sacramento on May 20, 2017. Photo by Dan Bacher.
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