John Barrasso Takes Money From Big Oil Today

Last year, U.S. Senator John Barrasso earned an environmental score from the League of Conservation Voters of just 9 out of a possible 100 points.

Why did Senator Barrasso so consistently vote against the environmental interests of America, and of his home state of Wyoming? Barrasso himself may suggest that his anti-environmental record is the consequence of his political philosophy, but an event that the senator took part in today suggests another possibility.

At high noon, John Barrasso walked into The Monocle a restaurant in Washington D.C. There, he met with representatives of the oil and gas industry who paid Barrasso money in exchange for the opportunity to talk with him about legislative issues. During his time in Washington D.C., Barrasso has taken almost half a million dollars from big oil companies.

It’s fair for Wyoming voters to ask: Is it political philosophy or cold hard cash that’s motivating Senator John Barrasso’s hostility to America’s environmental needs?

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