Evan Bayh is once again going to act as Big Oil’s best friend in the Senate, refusing to commit to passing renewable energy standards.
As Yglesias notes, even Rich Boucher — who represents a coal-heavy Appalachian district that went 59% for McCain — is on board with Waxman’s compromises on the American Clean Energy and Security Act. But according to the Sierra Club’s Carl Pope, Bayh won’t support it in the Senate.
Why would that be?
|Evan Bayh 2009 PAC Contributions From Energy Interests|
|Akin Gump PAC (lobbies for Shell, CF Industries)||$2400|
|American Gas Association PAC||$1000|
|Burlington Northern RAILPAC||$1000|
|Chevron Employees PAC||$2000|
|Day & Zimmerman PAC||$2000|
|DLA Piper PAC (lobbies for Irving Oil)||$5000|
|DJMJ Harris PAC||$500|
|Dow Chemical Company Employees PAC||$1000|
|DuPont Good Government Fund||$2000|
|Entergy Corporation PAC||$2000|
|Ernst & Young (lobbies for Ford, AK Steel)||$2500|
|National Petrochemical Refiners||$1000|
|Nuclear Energy Institute Federal PAC||$2500|
|Patton Boggs (lobbies for LA DWP)||$5000|
|Southern Company Employees||$1000|
|The American Electric Power Committee||$2500|
|Trucking Political Action Committee||$1000|
He also got individual contributions from lobbyists: $1000 from Tommy Boggs, $2000 from Kent Caperton (who lobbies for Weatherford International), $504 from Tom Crawford (lobbyist for EOnUS, formerly Louisville Electric), just to name a few.