Follow the Oil Money

| 4/11/2008 1:51:57 PM

oil rigWhen it comes to casting your ballot this election season, doing your homework is key. This means having a reasonable idea of where the people on the ballot get the dough to finance their campaigns. A good place to start is The nonprofit site's Follow the Oil Money tool traces campaign contributions from petroleum companies and their cohorts to members of the U.S. Congress and presidential candidates. In addition to following the money, the site also tracks voting records on environmental and energy issues and war legislation. Some of the biggest oil profiteers may surprise you (we’re talking to you, Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA).

 Morgan Winters

Thanks to Skye for the url fix.         


4/14/2008 2:46:26 PM

minor correction: It is actually the Oilmoney tool at Your link: is correct, its just that isn't a valid website. ;-)

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