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Congressman Barton’s Deep Oil Connections

Congressman Joe Barton’s sympathies for Big Oil run very deep. Throughout his political career Barton has received over $1.4 million from oil and gas companies. Big Oil owes a lot to Barton who helped pass the Bush 2005 Energy Bill that removed many environmental safeguards to offshore drilling and incorporated recommendations from Dick Cheney’s secretive Energy Task Force. Continue reading

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