Money And Petroleum In Oregon Politics

Did you catch our recent post on oil industry influence in Oregon politics? Oil Check Oregon recently published a report detailing big oil’s influence over Oregon’s political system.

Common Cause Oregon teamed up with environmental advocates to investigate how big oil tried to block clean energy progress in the Oregon legislature – specifically bills like SB 324, the Clean Fuels Program. Today, Common Cause Oregon’s Political Director, Daniel Lewkow, sat down with The Jefferson Exchange to discuss the report’s findings, specifically:

  • Which legislators accept contributions from big oil
  • How their lobbyists to try to protect their interests in Oregon
  • What tactics they use to block reform.

This is an interview you don’t want to miss.  If you want to read the full report, check it out here.