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Surprise! Pro-GMO Lawmakers Get Big Funds from Agribusiness Lobbies

Surprise! Pro-GMO Lawmakers Get Big Funds from Agribusiness Lobbies

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer File this under unsurprising, but nefarious nonetheless. Members of U.S. Congress who vote against mandatory labeling for genetically modified (GMO) products receive three times as much funding from the food and agriculture lobbies as their colleagues, according to new reporting from Open Secrets, a project […]

Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

Published Sunday, December 15, 2014 on DeSmogBlog By Steve Horn   The U.S. Senate has voted 89-11 to approve the Defense Authorization Act of 2015, following the December 4 U.S.House of Representatives’ 300-119 up-vote and now awaits President Barack Obama’s signature. The 1,616-page piece of pork barrel legislationcontains a provision — among other controversial measures — to streamline permitting for hydraulic […]

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