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Drilling for Dollars: a report on Texas Railroad Commission election financing

Drilling for Dollars: How Big Money Has A Big Influence At The Texas Railroad Commission



The report, “Drilling for Dollars: How Big Money Has a Big Influence at the Railroad Commission,” details how fundraising by incumbents increased 688 percent between 2000 and 2008. It also shows that the biggest driver of the increase was donations from individuals associated with the fossil fuel industries – the same industries the commission is charged with regulating.

To read Public Citizen’s report on the influence campaign contributions have with the Texas Railroad Commission, click here.