Lobby tab for energy bill breaks records

|  August 11, 2009 |

If you’re still wondering why the Waxman-Markey/Energy/Climate bill turned out to be such a dog’s dinner, take a look at what Washington lobby groups spent trying to steer it–$27 million, according to the Center for Public Integrity. Of the 1,000+ groups lobbying for favors, some 460 were created in the first quarter of the year.

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