Oil Industry Lobbying Expenses
Four times a year, the oil industry is required to disclose lobbying figures.
How did Big Oil stack up in the current legislative session?
(that’s $50,750 per day)
Western States Petroleum Association
spent $16.6 million (so far)
and ranked 1st overall
$6.3 Million (so far)
and ranked 4th overall
The oil industry in California politics
In one decade, the oil industry spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars lobbying California state officials and contributing to political campaigns. The uptick in lobbying coincides with the introduction of AB 32, California’s groundbreaking clean energy law, which is decreasing emissions, strengthening the economy and creating healthier communities.