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Enbridge's $5 million lobby

What could you do with $5 million? Well, if you were Enbridge, you could spend $5 million lobbying state officials in 2017 — more than twice the next largest lobbying interest and more than any other lobbying for a decade. The big spender last time was also Enbridge, which put in $200,000 to lobby for their last big tar sands pipeline -- the Alberta Clipper.

Enbridge’s lobbying is focused on the Public Utilities Commission which will ultimately make the state’s decision on approval of the highly controversial pipeline this summer. In the David and Goliath battle, grassroots and environmental organizations have spent about $250,000 in total lobbying, with hundreds of citizens attending meetings and traveling far on their own dimes.


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