Common Cause lists Sens. Maziarz, Nozzolio as top recepients of nat gas money

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 03:06 PM

According to a new report released today (see after the jump) by Common Cause NY, companies with heavy interest in hydrofracking's legalization in New York have made more than $1.34 million in campaign contributions to New York politicians over the last four years. National Grid, ConEdison and National Fuel led the way in expenditures.

The report identifies Republican State Senator  George Maziar, who chairs the Senate's energy committee, as the recipient of the most donations from the industry, with more than $38,500 coming his way.

The top 10 list is below, but it's worth noting the one Assemblyman on the list--Democrat Kevin Cahill of Ulster County. He chairs the Assembly's energy committee.

Courtesy of Common Cause NY

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