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Big Oil in the United States : Industry Influence on Institutions, Policy, and Politics (Hardcover)
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This book explains how and why large oil-producing corporations have affected government institutions, energy policy, and politics in the United States—and suggests how their influence can be reduced.
• Focuses on big oil's impact on U.S. government policy—regulatory, environmental, and fiscal—and analyzes big oil's political influence through campaign contributions and lobbying
• Proposes methods that could be employed to reduce big oil's influence over energy policy
• Presents current information relevant to university-level courses in energy politics, public policy, and state or local politics and policy as well as to practitioners such as government regulators, business persons, and NGO representatives