Senator Murkowski, the EPA, and Lobbyist Money

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has been in the news a lot lately from her aggressive stance in opposition to the EPA endangerment finding showing that greenhouse gas emissions constitute a threat to human health and welfare, allowing regulation of GHG’s under the Clean Air Act.

But that’s not all that has been bringing attention to Murkowski – recent news that the Senator is a top recipient of campaign contributions from oil and gas interests, and that lobby groups have been directly involved in crafting legislation.

Not much new there I guess, but important because of the impact Murkowski’s efforts may have for the future of the Clean Air Act.

For some more detail, check out my post just published on my colleague Tim Hurst’s blog Ecopolitology.

Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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