05 Aug '11, 7pm

BP funds push for more offshore drilling in oil-soaked Louisiana: via @grist

BP funds push for more offshore drilling in oil-soaked Louisiana: via @grist

A little more than a year after its negligence led to the despoilment of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP is funding a right-wing lobbying group that opposes regulation of offshore drilling. This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding its annual meeting in New Orleans, La. ALEC is a political corruption group funded by Koch Industries and other corporations to write legislation for state-level Republican legislators. ThinkProgress has obtained a list of the conference's sponsors , and BP is at the head of the list as a "President" level funder. According to sources, that is likely a $100,000 contribution.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/oil/2011-08-05-bp-funds-push-offshor...

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