04 Dec '11, 9pm

U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, Exemplar of Political Corruption

Among the more shocking (but not so shocking) revelations: Boren's "income has jumped in the last six years, thanks to two family businesses he partly owns that have signed more than 300 mineral leases, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many of those deals are with Chesapeake Energy, a top donor to his campaigns." "Mr. Boren is one of 13 family members who share in the proceeds, earning between $120,000 and $1.1 million last year, according to his financial disclosure report, and between $450,000 and $2.6 million since he was first elected." "Mr. Boren was among the 41 House Democrats who joined Republicans in 2005 to pass legislation that largely prohibited the federal government from regulating fracking under the Safe Water Drinking Act…" "The coordination between Mr. Boren and the Independent Petroleum Association of America has been particularly close, ties that ...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/u-s-rep-dan-boren-exemplar-poli...

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