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    Big Oil Outlobbies Citizens Fighting Climate Change

    Big Oil's paid lobbyists are countering the campaigns to fight climate change. This is because they gain so much power and money thru their existing business model-sort of a bigger is better trend towards oligopoly and monopoly. This started with the oil companies merging into ever bigger corporations. Also this was done by big banks, pharmaceutical companies, media companies, weapons companies, hospital chains, software companies, ....... At some point they spend more money on lobbying and on campaign contributions than on their products, research and development, sales, employees, and customers. They buy out their competitors and restrict competition, then they raise prices. They get bailouts, government contracts, PPP loans, favorable court rulings, etc.....  article

    Stop Big Oil, Big Bank, and Hedge Fund Lawsuits under Secret Trade Deals

    article  These secret pro-corporate judges rule in favor of bogus claims filed by polluting oil, pipeline, mining, toxic chemical,  waste dump,  and such companies.  It was inserted into trade deals (NAFTA, TPP,...)to overrule national laws in favor of large pollution causing corporations. ow they also want to give high prces to drug companies.

    Dark Money Talk Today in Boulder

    The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a talk by Lisa Graves of the Center for Media and Democracy on 9-18-17 at What: Meet-up on Dark Money in Politics When: Monday, September 18 6:30-8p.m. MDT Where: Elevations Credit Union, 2960 Diagonal Hwy, Boulder, CO 80301 Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Boulder County How: There is no charge for this event, but please register online.   http://lwvbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=629866&item_id=695815&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=66d8967e-3099-4821-8c24-69401bfb8b23&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=66d8967e-3099-4821-8c24-694