Originally Posted by Gmash
I'm against "fracking" and tax credits for drillers. What happened to the precious "private sector" the Republicans are always going on and on about? Seems like these big businesses are never too proud to come out of the woodwork with their hands out for corporate welfare, then they turn around and spend millions on political campaigns. The same people raise holy hell if the government spends money trying to develop clean energy.
Just happened to come across an article that supports your position. Just a snippet on how their objectives are achieved.
CMD Special Report: ALEC's (Corporate) Love Affair with Fracking | PR Watch
"Through ALEC, corporate lobbyists have an equal vote with state legislators on ALEC "model" bills, that are pushed in states across the nation. Often the bills were drafted by the corporate lobbyists before being approved by ALEC "task forces." ALEC's legislative agenda includes efforts to bar taxes on windfall profits of energy companies
and numerous bills that would make it harder to regulate carbon
or address global climate changes
, as well as bills that would make it harder to hold these and other companies accountable when Americans are killed or injured
as a result of a corporation's product or practices in regulated industries."