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After Record $5 Billion Pollution Settlement, Oil Company Still Has Friends On Capitol Hill

By Paul Blumenthal

WASHINGTON — A joint fundraising committee controlled by Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) received contributions exclusively from executives of the independent oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The McConnell Cornyn Victory Committee took in $49,600 from Anadarko executives and the company’s political action committee from January through March of this year. The committee raised an additional $8,000 from Anadarko executives in October. Anadarko did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The contributions came while Anadarko faced a lawsuit from the government over the contamination …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green