Exxon PAC Gives Rehberg $10,000 in 2011

As one of Big Oil’s most loyal defenders, millionaire Congressman Dennis Rehberg raked in plenty of campaign cash from the nation’s most profitable oil companies.  Now, it has come to light that one of the contributors was ExxonMobil’s Political Action Committee, which has so far given $10,000 to Rehberg in 2011.

How are the landowners that live along the Yellowstone oil spill people supposed to believe that Rehberg is on their side when he’s taking this kind of money from Exxon.  (And this year is all we know about, though I imagine someone will look into his past donations from Exxon soon.)  Rehberg is known for voting for big oil.  As the Montana Conservation Voters point out,

The oil giant’s pipeline burst near Laurel on July 1st and spewed out 42,000 some gallons of oil pollution into the Yellowstone River.  As,  On July 13th Rehberg voted for dirty water legislation (H.R. 2018) in the U.S. House, which undermines protections of our nation’s water ways.


Rehberg also voted to keep subsidies for big oil in spite of the fact that the leadership of Rehberg’s own party in the House has repeatedly pointed out that the oil industry doesn’t need the subsidies.


7 Comments on "Exxon PAC Gives Rehberg $10,000 in 2011"

  1. What a surprise to see his henchmen post this! One would think after reading all the letters to the editor lately in the Billings Gazette that the governor was just as in bed with big oil as Dirty Denny.

  2. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | July 26, 2011 1:27 PM at 1:27 PM |

    Wonder where Congoman Dopey comes down on THIS one? Bet I know. Bet that exxon is gettin’ what they paid for.


  3. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | July 26, 2011 5:05 PM at 5:05 PM |

    Good question! One that every American should be asking. One which I’ve been asking for a long time now.


  4. Wow, that will buy a lot of ‘oily tea’ for us peasants.

  5. Thanks Lynn, great stuff. I always heard big oil gave to GOP and not the dems, but it’s good to have the facts.

  6. Denny and the others are trying to deliver on that campaign money http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/science/earth/28enviro.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

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