Tampa Bay TImes: Special interests flood Florida legislative campaigns with millions as fracking bills move quickly

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/special-interests-flood-florida-legislative-campaigns-with-28-million-in-6/2261630

…the oil and gas companies are on their fourth year of trying to get their bill passed, and they have revised their pitch and juiced their proposal — by doubling their campaign contributions to legislators.

The Barron Collier Companies, for example, which are seeking a permit to use hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and gas in Naples, have steered $115,000 to lawmakers — up from the $63,500 they spent last session. Other members of the petroleum industry have lubricated lawmakers’ campaigns with another $170,000.”

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