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Oil money flowed to Calif. senators who blocked fracking moratorium
Oil money flowed to Calif. senators who blocked fracking moratorium

A week after the California Senate rejected a moratorium on fracking in the state, a watchdog group said those who opposed the bill or abstained from voting on it received significantly more campaign money from the oil and gas industry than supporters of the measure. Senators who opposed the bill received 14 times as much in campaign contributions from the industry, on average $25,227, than those who supported the measure, who on average received $1,772  during the four years ending Dec. 31, 2012. The analysis was conducted by MapLight, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that seeks to reveal money's influence on politics. Sen. Jeanne Fuller (R-Bakersfield) voted...

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