Chevron Lobbyist Lands Job with House Science Committee
House Republicans who oversee key scientific matters have hired a lobbyist from one of the nation’s leading oil corporations to serve as a key adviser.
During much of 2013, Sayle led the lobbying firm Dow Lohnes Government Strategies (now Cooley LLP), which was on retainer with Chevron for $320,000 a year, according to Republic Report.
In this capacity, Sayle promoted Chevron’s positions on regulations governing clean pollution, ozone emissions and oil and gas development.
Sayle reportedly earned at least half a million dollars serving as a Chevron lobbyist before moving to Capitol Hill.
He joins a committee that has worked to discredit evidence showing global warming has been caused by humans, as well as other scientific work linking air pollution with disease.
To Learn More:
Chevron’s Lobbyist Now Runs the Congressional Science Committee (by Lee Fang, Republic Report)
Chevron Gives $2.5 Million to Conservative Group—the Biggest Corporate Super-PAC Donation of the Year (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
Oil and Gas Industry Gears Up to Help Friendly Candidates (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
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