Tuesday

Available Solar Systems


  • Westinghouse Solar,
  • Solar World, 
  • Kyocera, 
  • Schott, 
  • Schuco, 
  • Sanyo, 
  • Suniva, 
  • Suntech, 
  • Canadian Solar, 
  • GE Solar, 
  • Lumeta, 
  • SoloPower plus many more.  

I have the products you need for your next Solar Project -at the prices you can afford.
Lowest Margins - Fastest Delivery - Full Service

Micro-Inverters (Enphase and 2 other new brands coming soon!), Micro-Converters (EIQ), Large Inverters (many brands & sizes)
Uni-Rack &; Other excellent Racking & Tracking Solutions
Buy in USA, ARRA products ready to go.  Special Engineering Services available with Purchase!
Need complete systems or High efficient modules?  Scotts Contracting-St Louis Renewable Energy can provide all the solutions you need.

Grant or Incentive assignments possible on case by case basis.

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Friday

CSP Business Proposal

Business Proposal1

CSP-Design will enable every homeowner an option for Inexpensive Photovoltaic System for their Home or Business. 

In many of the calls from people who desire a solar photovoltaic system for their property I have found that the biggest hurdles to overcome are:

  • Total Costs of the System (Thousands of dollars that do not produce as reasonable return on the investment that is under 15 years) and or

  • Their Property Lacks the Area Needed (Total square footage of roof space) to install a field of solar panels that are needed to generate the required electricity to supply the needs of their building.

The CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) design I have been engineering and designing will overcome both of these hurdles and can be adapted for any roofing system and ground mount capabilities.


This Business Proposal is open to: People, Groups, and Organizations who are not affiliated with the following industries: fossil fuels or nuclear.

I am not trying to re-invent2 the wheel with my design and plan to adapt and use various individual components from the leaders in the photovoltaic industry that are currently on the market today.

To make this invention a viable solution and bring the product to market. I am seeking investors who are interested in assisting me with this project. To include:
  1. Monetary donations
  2. Copyright and assistance in establishing a corporation.
  3. Engineering assistance to fine tune the CSP design that will include real-world stats on the electrical output that is generated from the CSP system.
  4. Manufacturing assistance once the final design is configured.

At this stage in building the promotional model. I am relatively confident that I can build the system between $400.00-$1,000.00 and it will supply the same electrical output of a a system that uses 3-4 solar panels. This is a savings of 66% when compared to the costs of current solar panels on the market today.

I am still working out the percentages of income that investors are entitled to, and am not seeking monetary donations at this time. If you would like to learn more about the offering use scottscontracting@gmail.com and I will return any inquires for this offering.

View the Confidentiality Agreement

1Initial Exploratory Public Offering For CSP Design-4/17/2011 This heading was changed- to Business Proposal 4/22/11- I do not own a publicly traded company.

2Archimedes was the first Concentrated Solar Designer and many companies and individuals have improved upon these principles

Thursday

Exploratory Public Offering For CSP Design

Design will enable every homeowner an option for Inexpensive Photovoltaic System for their Home or Business. 

Initial Exploratory Public Offering For CSP Design-4/17/2011 Has been re-named to: Business Proposal 

[I do not own a publicly traded Company.4/22/2011]

Wednesday

Just a Few of the Reasons I Choose to Offer Westinghouse Solar Panels

  1. Racking, 
  2. Wiring, 
  3. Grounding and 
  4. Inverter are built into a larger-format 235-watt panel (AC Power), thereby
  5. delivering higher performance and
  6. lower installed cost.
St Louis Renewable Energy wants everyone to know how easy it is to Generate Your Own Electricity from the Sun.

Westinghouse Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:WEST), a designer and manufacturer of solar power systems, today announced the release of their second-generation AC solar panel. This new panel will be available in the second quarter at a very attractive price point.
 
Westinghouse Solar's new AC panel has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of residential rooftop installers. Improving on the original patented design, the racking, wiring, grounding and inverter are built into a larger-format 235-watt panel, thereby delivering higher performance and lower installed cost.

In 2007, Westinghouse Solar pioneered the concept of integrating the racking, wiring and grounding directly into the solar panel. This revolutionary solar panel, originally carrying the "Andalay" name, quickly won industry acclaim.

  • In 2009, the company again broke new ground with the first AC solar panel, reducing the number of parts for a rooftop solar installation by 80 percent and reducing labor by 50 percent.
  • This first AC panel -- which won the 2009 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award -- has become the most widely installed AC solar panel. Continuing on their path of innovation,
  • Westinghouse Solar's second generation AC solar panel is based on a large format design, and includes a number of differentiating features that contribute to the panel's reliability, performance and safety.

"Much like the Prius, innovations can take time to gain market acceptance before they become a standard among mainstream consumers," said Barry Cinnamon, CEO of Westinghouse Solar.

  • "Market data for AC solar panels clearly show rapid homeowner and installer acceptance. The performance, reliability and safety benefits of our AC solar panels are particularly appealing to the legions of new solar installers, especially electricians, HVAC contractors and home improvement companies. 
  • As ordinary solar panels become a commodity, our focus on delivering a product that dramatically lowers installation costs --
  • while backed by a brand that consumers know and trust -- sets us apart from the rest of the industry."
Scotts Contracting-St Louis Renewable Energy
    If you are interested in a Solar Electric System for your Home or Office.  Scotts Contracting can supply your Solar Panels (from any number of sources) , Inverters, Wiring Diagrams, Photos, Instructions and Any Other Needed information so that You can Create your own Electricity and Get out From Under 
    Ameren UE's Dirty Coal and Nuclear Agenda.  
    DIY and Save!or Scotty can lend a hand.
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    (Nasdaq:WEST) Westinghouse Solar is a designer and manufacturer of solar power systems. Award winning Westinghouse Solar Power Systems provide the best combination of safety, performance and reliability, while backed by the proven quality of the Westinghouse name. 

    Part 2 on Home Weatherization Series, by Scotts Contracting-St Louis Renewable Energy

    Example of How a Box Sill is Constructed using Standard Building Techniques

    Box Sill-What is it? And How to Insulate the Area 

    In this Article I'm going to explain how to Seal and Insulate the Box Sill of your home and why it is important to add Insulation in this area of your Building. Adding Insulation will: Reduce the Energy Needs of your Property, while Increasing Your Personal Comfort level. 
    Its a Win-Win option for any Home-Owner

    Make BP pay. Destroy the Gulf Should not be a Tax Write-Off



    CREDO Action | more than a network. a movement.

    Tell BP: Destroying our gulf shouldn't be a tax write-off.

    BP: Pay your fair share.
    Take action!

    Clicking below will add your name to the petition to BP:

    Destroying our gulf shouldn't entitle you to a $10 billion tax credit. Don't ruin our gulf and our budget. Amend your tax return and pay your fair share.

    Take action now!

    Click here to add your name.

    Dear Friend,

    One year ago today, BP's oil began to pour into the Gulf of Mexico. It did not stop for 87 days.

    Today, economic and environmental devastation remain. Thousands of Gulf coast residents cope with massive health problems from oil and toxic dispersants.

    BP, on the other hand, just scored a nearly $10 billion dollar tax credit, by writing off its "losses" incurred from the tragedy.1

    $10 billion is the entire annual budget of the EPA, whose funding was just slashed in the continuing resolution. It is almost one third of all the cuts in the continuing resolution.

    Americans shouldn't have to endure massive budget cuts because BP took a $10 billion tax deduction for destroying our gulf. Tell BP: Amend your tax return and pay your fair share. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

    Responding to BP's monumental catastrophe cost a massive amount of resources from local, state and federal governments. Now, BP is dealing another massive blow to our nation's tax revenue.

    The $10 billion savings comes after BP wrote-off the $32.2 billion it set aside to cover clean-up costs, fines, and a $20 billion victim compensation fund (which has been notoriously slow and stingy in responding to claims, paying out less than $4 billion so far.2)

    But there is an excellent precedent that says BP did not have to deduct these costs for tax advantages. Last year, Goldman Sachs waived a tax deduction it could have claimed from having to pay $500 million in fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission for giving bad information to mortgage investors.3

    BP's $10 billion tax credit slashes its liability by one third — at every US taxpayers' expense.

    BP has cost our nation enough already. Tell BP it shouldn't be rewarding itself with huge tax savings. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

    Over the weekend, I was in Washington D.C. for the Powershift conference, attended by 8,000 young climate activists.

    Hundreds attended from the Gulf Coast, and I heard their stories of oil still remaining on beaches, of its smell still permeating the air, of legions of dead dolphin, turtles and fish, of neighbors who are sick or jobless. I heard them say that BP hasn't done nearly enough to make it right.

    Meanwhile in Washington, BP just restarted political contributions to the Republicans who continue to push for expanded offshore drilling,4 oppose lifting oil spill liability caps,5 and do everything in their power to keep our nation addicted to dirty crude, as millions of Americans literally drain their paychecks into their gas tanks every day.

    To take our nation off of dirty, dangerous, expensive fossil fuels, we must force polluters to pay for the damage they do.

    One year ago, BP brought us what would become the worst environmental disaster in our nation's history. We don't owe BP a tax-credit. BP owes us our gulf back. The least it could do is pay its fair share.

    Click here to automatically sign the petition to BP.

    Thank you for holding polluters accountable.

    Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
    CREDO Action from Working Assets

    1. "BP Scores $10B Tax Credit by Offsetting Cash," CBS News, July 27, 2010
    2. "Gulf-Spill Fund Pays $3.8 Billion; Total May Be 'Higher'," Bloomberg, April 18, 2011
    3. "Goldman Waives Tax Deduction on SEC Settlement," Bloomberg, July 16, 2011
    4. "A year after spill, BP gives political contributions to GOP leaders," The Hill, April 19, 2011
    5. "A Year After Gulf Tragedy, Offshore Oil Companies Still Shielded by Liability Limits," ProPublica, April 19, 2011


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    St Louis Renewable Energy: Home Repair Service- Storm Damage-Roofing

    St Louis Renewable Energy: Home Repair Service- Storm Damage-Roofing: "Scotts Contracting Storm Repair Services: Solar Roofing Options Green Roofing- Shingles, Metal, Flat Roofing, Storm Damage Clean-Up Gre..."

    We brought your voice to Washington DC.

    Dear friends,

    The campaign to take on the US Chamber of Commerce is getting bigger by the day, and yesterday in DC it blasted off.

    Thousands and thousands of people--including youth from all 50 states who were joining the massive Power Shift climate conference--rallied on Monday in front of the US Chamber's headquarters. Their goal: to expose the US Chamber as a corporate front group that is polluting our democracy and stalling climate action.

    We brought many of your voices directly to Washington yesterday. Our team in DC received hundreds of quotes from small business owners across the country--quotes about why the US Chamber doesn't speak for us. We printed these quotes on placards, helped rally thousands of people, and took a stand where the US Chamber couldn't ignore us: their front door.

    Check out a couple of the photos from yesterday's event:
    Can't see the photo here? Click
    The US Chamber claims to 'represent American business.' In fact, last year more than half their budget came from just 16 companies. They don't say who those companies are, but since they spend most of their time fighting any legislation that might help slow climate change, it's not too hard to figure out.

    Looked at objectively, the US Chamber is a radical organization: they filed a brief with the EPA urging them not to act on carbon emissions because if the planet warmed humans could "adapt their physiologies" to deal with the change. If someone on a street corner told you that their plan for global warming was changing your anatomy, you'd give them a wide berth--but if you have a few hundred million in campaign contributions to hand out, it buys you a lot of respectability.

    It's now time to expose the chamber for what they are: a corporate front group that is blocking progress on the greatest challenges of our time. It's time to strip them of their respectability and political legitimacy. The events here in DC are a great start, but our mission doesn't end here in the nation's capital.

    Across the country this campaign to get businesses to declare "The US Chamber Doesn't Speak for Me" has begun to make real progress--thousands and thousands of small businesses have already signed up to say they can speak for themselves, thank you--and that they're nimble enough capitalists to deal with a planet that runs on wind and sun. It's not just small companies either--Apple Computer has quit the chamber, and local chambers of commerce from Seattle to New York have broken their ties with the US Chamber.

    But here's the thing: most people still don't know that the US Chamber is run by a handful of corporations. They don't know that 94% of the US Chamber's record-breaking lobbying expenditures last year were directed towards politicians who deny the basic science of climate change. They don't know that the US Chamber is blocking every possible effort to get our nation to lead on climate and clean energy.
    They don't know that the US Chamber lobbied against the Civil Rights Act, the Disability Rights Act, and are now lobbying aggressively to gut the Clean Air Act.
    We're building this campaign to make sure that the truth about the US Chamber comes out. There will be much to do in the coming weeks and months, so expect more updates soon. But for now, just know that we've put The US Chamber on notice. They don't speak for us, and with your help, we'll make sure that they can't.
    Onwards,

    Bill McKibben - co-founder of 350.org and "The US Chamber Doesn't Speak For Me"






    To join our list (maybe a friend forwarded you this e-mail) visit www.350.org/signup

    350.org needs your help! To support our work, donate securely online at 350.org/donate



    350.org is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement united by a common call to action. By spreading an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, we will ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. 350.org is an independent and not-for-profit project.

    What is 350?
    350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in "parts per million" (ppm), so 350ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. To get there, we need a different kind of PPM—a "people powered movement" that is made of people like you in every corner of the planet.



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    Tuesday

    Missouri Lawmakers Enact Legislation that opposes Voters Wants

    Missouri lawmakers outsource renewable energy, jobs to other regions of the country

    PRESS RELEASE

    February 23rd, 2011                                                    
    Contact: PJ Wilson, co-director of Renew Missouri
    417-459-7468, pj@renewmo.org



    Jefferson City (February, 23rd 2011) - Missouri lawmakers have rolled back key provisions of the voter-approved Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), effectively driving jobs and economic development out of the state.  SCR1, which went into effect today, removes the requirement that utilities generate renewable electricity, like wind, solar, and biomass, from in-state projects or from projects from surrounding states that deliver power into Missouri.  Utilities will now comply with the RES by paying to outsource development of renewable energy projects to places like California, South Dakota, and Canada.

    "We should be focused on development in Missouri," said PJ Wilson, co-director of Renew Missouri.    "Developing projects across the state in places like Neosho or Nodaway County could result in more than $4 billion in economic investment for our state and thousands of new jobs."

    Legislators need look no further than Columbia for the benefits of requiring renewable energy standards to come from locally sourced projects.  Last week, MFA Oil of Columbia announced its plans to create jobs in Missouri by investing in a large biomass project.  The biomass project is expected to directly create more than 900 jobs and more than $150 million in annual economic development.  The company states within its press release the investments are being made to help the City of Columbia meet its own municipal renewable electricity standard.   

    A University of Missouri - St. Louis study from 2008 calculated Missouri's RES would create 9,591 jobs and generate $2.86 billion in economic activity in Missouri over the next 20 years.  The study assumed power was being generated in state or delivered into Missouri from surrounding states.      

    "This is just a matter of common sense.  When spending ratepayer dollars on new projects, why outsource the projects and not build them here locally?" questioned PJ Wilson.

    Missouri's RES, seen on the ballot as Prop C, which was passed into law in November 2008 with the support of 66% of voters statewide, requires that investor-owned utilities produce or buy no less than 15% of their electricity from renewable resources like wind, biomass, and solar by 2021.   The Missouri RES includes strong consumer protections limiting any increase in costs to just 1% as a result of the state's RES.

    Leaders on both side of the aisle have voiced strong support for a legislative solution to Missouri's RES and in response House Speaker Steven Tilley (R-Perryville) created a special Renewable Energy Committee to focus on the issue.   "At the end of the day, investment in Missouri is what we want. It's what the intention of Prop. C was," said Rep Jason Holsman (D-45th) the Chairman of the newly created Special Committee on Renewable Energy. "Prop C needed to be drafted a little tighter and better to make sure that was the end outcome, and now we're going to seek a legislative solution to get the outcome that we were looking for which is more renewable energy for our state."

    In response to SCR1, Gov. Nixon sent a letter last week to the entire General Assembly in which he says, "Now is not the time to abandon this critical opportunity to accelerate the development of renewable energy in Missouri.  Renewable energy must be a cornerstone of our economic future."



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    Call Today for Missouri Renewable Energy


    2009 Renew MO Logo

     

     

    Missouri Renewable Energy Bill moves to the House Floor

    Your Calls Needed NOW!

     

    HCS HB 613 which reinstates portions of the voter enacted Renewable Electricity Standard will be heard on the Floor of the Missouri House of Representatives this week.   

     

    After many hours of hard work by the Renewable Energy Committee a consensus was reached. But, efforts to weaken the bill are still a major threat.

     

    The bill is weaker than the original Prop C language, but it will ensure an increase in development of Missouri's renewable energy industry.

     

    It also ensures that renewable energy will be "sold to Missouri consumers" thus creating economic development in Missouri rather than the utility buying renewable energy credits from anywhere in the world.

     

    Renew Missouri considers this version of the bill and the compromises made so for the bare minimum we can accept.  We will work to improve the bill, but any further weakening of the standards will render the bill too weak to make a significant impact.  

     

    For further bill details, visit: www.renewmo.org/protect-prop-c.html 

     

    Please call your State Representative today to request 

    the bill move forward with no further weakening!   

     

    Call your House Legislator and explain:

     

    1. It is critical to move HCS HB 613 forward with no weakening amendments so the Renewable Electricity Standard can finally be implemented. 

     

    2. Remind them that the Prop C - the MO RES passed by 66% of the voters in 2008.

     

    3. Ask them to support the Renewable Energy Standards Bill 613 for clean energy and Missouri jobs!

     

    To locate your legislator's phone number or email, please follow www.senate.mo.gov/llookup/leg_lookup.aspx and insert your zip code.  

     

    And lastly, please email me so I can track our legislative outreach efforts.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Carla Klein

    Renew Missouri  

    Clean Energy Coordinator 

       





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    Monday

    Re: 3rd Congressional Voting Report


     Kudos to MO Senator McCaskill in Cancelling out MO Sen Roy Blunts Votes and the Big Business, Big Oil, and Big Coal Industries that he supports!!!
    April 18, 2011

    In this MegaVote for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District:

    Recent Congressional Votes

    • Senate: Fiscal 2011 Health Care Overhaul Funding
    • Senate: Fiscal 2011 Planned Parenthood Funding
    • Senate: Fiscal 2011 Spending Agreement
    • House: To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund
    • House: Fiscal 2011 Spending Agreement
    • House: Fiscal 2011 Health Care Overhaul Funding
    • House: Fiscal 2011 Planned Parenthood Funding
    • House: Fiscal 2012 House Budget Resolution

      Editor's Note: Both the Senate and House are in recess until Monday, May 2, 2011.

      Recent Senate Votes
      Fiscal 2011 Health Care Overhaul Funding - Vote Rejected (47-53)

      The Senate rejected this enrollment correction resolution that would have blocked funding for the implementation of the health care law in the 2011 fiscal year spending bill. The House adopted the resolution. Both chambers had to pass the resolution for it to be included in the final spending bill.

      Sen. Roy Blunt voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
      Sen. Claire McCaskill voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


      Fiscal 2011 Planned Parenthood Funding - Vote Rejected (42-58)

      The Senate rejected this enrollment correction resolution that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood in the 2011 fiscal year spending bill. The House adopted the resolution. Both chambers had to pass the resolution for it to be included in the final spending bill.

      Sen. Roy Blunt voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
      Sen. Claire McCaskill voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


      Fiscal 2011 Spending Agreement - Vote Passed (81-19)

      The Senate gave final approval to this bill funding the government through the end of the current fiscal year. Based on the agreement negotiated to prevent a government shutdown, the bill provides $1.055 trillion in federal spending. The president signed the bill into law on Friday, April 15.

      Sen. Roy Blunt voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
      Sen. Claire McCaskill voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


      Recent House Votes
      To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund - Vote Passed (236-183, 13 Not Voting)

      This House bill would eliminate funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which was established by the health care law. Supporters of the bill say there is no accountability to determine where the money is spent. Opponents of the bill say it would defund important prevention programs. The Senate is unlikely to take up the measure.

      Rep. Russ Carnahan voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


      Fiscal 2011 Spending Agreement - Vote Passed (260-167, 6 Not Voting)

      The House passed this bill to fund the government through the end of the current fiscal year. Based on the agreement negotiated to prevent a government shutdown, the bill provides $1.055 trillion in federal spending. The Senate passed the bill later in the day, clearing it for the president.

      Rep. Russ Carnahan voted YES......send e-mail or see bio


      Fiscal 2011 Health Care Overhaul Funding - Vote Passed (240-185, 7 Not Voting)

      Following passage of the 2011 spending bill, the House adopted this enrollment correction resolution that would have blocked funding for the implementation of the health care law. The Senate rejected the resolution so it will not be part of the final spending bill.

      Rep. Russ Carnahan voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


      Fiscal 2011 Planned Parenthood Funding - Vote Passed (241-185, 1 Present, 5 Not Voting)

      Following passage of the 2011 spending bill, the House adopted this enrollment correction resolution that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood. The Senate rejected the resolution so it will not be part of the final spending bill.

      Rep. Russ Carnahan voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


      Fiscal 2012 House Budget Resolution - Vote Passed (235-193, 4 Not Voting)

      The House passed a budget resolution that calls for $1.019 trillion in discretionary spending in the 2012 fiscal year. The budget resolution would allow for $2.859 trillion in overall spending. The resolution is non-binding but is used as a guideline for appropriators. The Senate is expected to work on its budget after the recess.

      Rep. Russ Carnahan voted NO......send e-mail or see bio



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      Earth Day-Fracking News

      from: Gregg Ross, Democracy for America <

      Scotty -

      Last night I had the chance to watch Gasland, along with hundreds of DFA members across the country. The movie reminded me in vivid detail of the consequences of Dick Cheney's loophole for fracking that allows the oil and gas companies to do whatever they want in their pursuit of profit.

      For those who are suffering debilitating health problems from the effects of fracking, the consequences are real.

      For those whose communities are without safe drinking water, the consequences are real.

      And for those like Josh Fox, the director of Gasland, who are wondering if their hometown will be completely destroyed by fracking, the consequences are real.

      So we're getting real too by kicking our campaign to pass the FRAC Act into high gear. We'll be collecting tens of thousands of petition signatures at Earth Day events all over the country this weekend!

      Will you gather signatures offline at an Earth Day event in your community?

      Help us reach our goal by gathering 50 signatures at Earth Day events near you.

      If you haven't seen the Academy Award nominated HBO documentary "Gasland" yet, then you might not know exactly how bad fracking really is. Frankly, I thought I knew. Now having seen the movie, it's even worse than I thought. Here's a quick breakdown:

      Halliburton, along with other oil and gas companies, has been fracking for years -- completely unregulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act -- and injecting millions of tons of toxic chemical fluids into the ground to break apart shale and release natural gas. Independent Scientists believe these chemicals are poisoning America's drinking water. However, without federal regulation, the E.P.A. doesn't have the authority to even study it -- much less stop it.

      That's why we need you.

      We're working to build a campaign of over 100,000 Americans fighting to pass the FRAC Act in Congress. This bill would finally close the "Halliburton Loophole" created by Dick Cheney in the 2005 energy bill by ending the controversial drilling technique's exception from the Clean Drinking Water Act.

      The oil and gas industry are spending millions of dollars fighting against these common-sense regulations. Let's make sure Congress doesn't fight them alone.

      Sign up to gather signatures at an Earth Day event this weekend and get everything you need to make it happen.

      As Josh Fox said last night, "People are under siege by an industry that seeks to take over as much territory as possible."

      Well, Scotts, those people are relying on you and me.

      I intend to not let them down. Can I count on you to join me?

      -Gregg

      Gregg Ross, Political Campaign Manager
      Democracy for America



      Democracy for America relies on you and the people-power of more than one million members to fund the grassroots organizing and training that delivers progressive change on the issues that matter. Please Contribute Today and support our mission.
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      Could this be why our Gasoline Costs are so High Priced?

      Oil and Gas: Lobbying Background

      For Months I have been preaching about Dirty Energy Politics and quoting information I've been viewing from http://opensecrets.org yet for some reason I've not received many responses to the Article Posts on the Sustainable Building Blogs I operate http://stlouisrenewableenergy.blogspot.com and http://scottscontracting.wordpress.com.

      So with this post I've included everything from the open secrets web site in one easy to use point of reference. As you will see the various lobbying organizations are spending Millions of Dollars Influencing our Elected Leaders.

      Do Dirty Environmental Polluters Speak For You?

      They don't speak for me either.  So Join me in the battle to reduce Climate Change created by the Biggest Polluters and the Lobbying Organizations that buy off the Politicians in office.

      Vote for DEMS

      This industry, which includes multinational and independent oil and gas producers and refiners, natural gas pipeline companies, gasoline service stations and fuel oil dealers, has long enjoyed a history of strong influence in Washington. Individuals and political action committees affiliated with oil and gas companies have donated $238.7 million to candidates and parties since the 1990 election cycle, 75 percent of which has gone to Republicans.

      Though former oilmen George W. Bush and Dick Cheney occupied the White House for eight years, the oil and gas industry could not win support for repealing bans on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. However, Congress voted in 2008 to lift a ban on offshore drilling. These companies are also wary of cap-and-trade climate change legislation, such as the measure Democratic President Barack Obama supports. Yet Obama still received $884,000 from the oil and gas industry during the 2008 campaign, more than any other lawmaker except his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

      Obama appeared poised to usher in more offshore drilling expansion in 2010 -- until the explosion of a BP-operated oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in millions of gallons of fossil fuels to leak into the coastal waters of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. The environmental toll has been significant, and industries such as tourism and fishing have suffered. Politically, the Obama administration has delayed plans to expand offshore drilling in many areas, and Congress is mulling whether to pass legislation aimed at avoiding another disaster of similar scope.

      In contrast to former President Bush's largely pro-industry stance on energy and environmental issues, the Democratic-controlled White House and Congress will probably grant these companies fewer favors. Bush consistently rolled back Clinton-era restrictions on commercial uses of federal lands—including nature preserves, national forests and national monuments. To the oil and gas industry's delight, he got one step closer in March 2005 when Senate Republicans passed a budget resolution containing a filibuster-proof provision to allow for drilling in ANWR.
      Oil and gas companies are always among the industries to spend the most on lobbying, pouring $132.2 million into these efforts in 2008 alone.
      -- Aaron Kiersh and Dave Levinthal
      Updated June 2010

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      Oil and Gas

      Industry Profile, 2010

      Total for Oil and Gas: $146,577,043
      Total Number of Clients Reported: 195
      Total Number of Lobbyists Reported: 788
      Total Number of Revolvers: 500 (63.5%)
      . Campaign Contributions from this industry

      View totals by: Client/Parent | Subsidiary/Affiliate

      Client/Parent Total
      ConocoPhillips $19,626,382
      Chevron Corp $12,890,000
      Exxon Mobil $12,450,000
      Royal Dutch Shell $10,370,000
      Koch Industries $8,070,000
      BP $7,335,000
      American Petroleum Institute $7,300,000
      Anadarko Petroleum $5,150,000
      Marathon Oil $5,130,000
      Williams Companies $4,900,000
      America's Natural Gas Alliance $3,360,000
      Chesapeake Energy $2,776,560
      National Petrochemical & Refiners Assn $2,764,909
      Occidental Petroleum $2,582,989
      Murphy Oil $2,410,000
      Devon Energy $1,380,000
      Apache Corp $1,310,000
      Noble Energy $1,290,000
      National Propane Gas Assn $1,200,000
      Independent Petroleum Assn of America $1,185,774
      Interstate Natural Gas Assn of America $1,140,000
      Sunoco Inc $1,120,000
      Hess Corp $1,100,000
      Spectra Energy $1,083,509
      El Paso Corp $1,076,718
      American Gas Assn $980,000
      Kosmos Energy $890,000
      Tesoro Corp $870,300
      Energy Transfer Equity $850,000
      Weatherford International $840,000
      Reliance Industries Ltd $760,000
      Petroleum Marketers Assn $685,000
      Valero Energy $644,000
      Gas Technology Institute $625,000
      Plains Exploration & Production $600,000
      Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition $545,000
      Transocean Inc $540,000
      Denbury Resources $540,000
      PDVSA $470,000
      TMT Group $470,000
      Enbridge Pipelines/Lakehead Pipeln Ptnrs $440,000
      Cobalt International Energy $430,000
      Hercules Offshore $420,000
      National Fuel Gas Corp $400,000
      Natural Gas Supply Assn $370,455
      Enbridge Energy Partners $350,000
      Halliburton Co $345,000
      Quintana $300,000
      Soc of Ind Gasoline Marketers of America $300,000
      Statoil ASA $298,500
      Gas Processors Assn $270,000
      Bass Enterprises Production $270,000
      Ansaldo Energia $270,000
      Doyon Drilling Inc $265,000
      Ad Hoc Deep Water Expl/Production Cltn $260,000
      Gas Natural SDG SA $250,000
      Domestic Petroleum Council $240,000
      Atlas Energy $240,000
      ATP Oil & Gas $240,000
      Nexen Inc $240,000
      Enterprise Products Partners $236,000
      Arctic Slope Regional Corp $235,000
      Magellan Midstream Partners $232,385
      Cheniere Energy $230,000
      Syntroleum Corp $219,000
      Anschutz Corp $200,000
      Frontier Oil $200,000
      Lansdale Co $200,000
      Hunt Consolidated $200,000
      Nicor Inc $200,000
      Oceaneering Intl $200,000
      CNX Gas Corp $192,500
      CenterPoint Energy $190,000
      BG Group $190,000
      EnCana Corp $190,000
      Kinder Morgan Inc $190,000
      Assn of Oil Pipe Lines $184,400
      Nabors Industries $180,000
      Helix Energy Solutions $180,000
      TransCanada Corp $180,000
      US Turkmenistan Business Council $180,000
      In Situ Oil Sands Alliance $170,000
      Industrial Safety Training Council $160,000
      Mitsui Oil Exploration Co $160,000
      Arrow General Supplies & Services Co $160,000
      AGL Resources $160,000
      Sinclair Oil $160,000
      American Public Gas Assn $155,000
      Nustar Energy $152,500
      ONEOK Inc $150,000
      Questar Corp $150,000
      Intl Assn of Drilling Contractors $150,000
      Michigan Consolidated Gas Co $140,000
      National Oilheat Research Alliance $140,000
      Southwest Gas $140,000
      National Oilwell Varco $137,500
      US Oil & Gas Assn $129,195
      XTO Energy $120,000
      Tellus Operating Group $120,000
      Gulf LNG Energy $120,000
      Countrymark Cooperative $120,000
      Gary-Williams Energy $120,000
      Ergon Inc $120,000
      Excelerate Energy $120,000
      Kern Oil & Refining Co $110,000
      Marion Energy $110,000
      Vulcan Energy $110,000
      Tidewater Inc $100,000
      Strata Production $100,000
      Hyperion Resources $100,000
      Hornbeck Offshore Services $100,000
      Seminole Energy Services $100,000
      Oilfield Services & Drilling Indus Cltn $100,000
      Gilbarco Inc $100,000
      Great Point Energy $100,000
      Alliance Pipeline $100,000
      CSA America $90,000
      Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Assn $90,000
      Vitol Inc $90,000
      Independent Petroleum Assn/Mountn States $85,000
      DaVinci Hourani $85,000
      Denali-The Alaska Gas Pipeline $80,000
      Enstar Natural Gas $80,000
      Falck Alford Services $80,000
      Energen Corp $80,000
      National Stripper Well Assn $80,000
      Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America $80,000
      US Oil $80,000
      NATSO $78,973
      Ohio Oil & Gas Assn $70,000
      Alon USA Energy $70,000
      Talisman Energy $70,000
      New England Fuel Institute $67,000
      Oil Oxidizer $60,000
      Aegean Oil & Environmental Corp $60,000
      Encore Acquisition $60,000
      Sigma $60,000
      Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition $52,500
      Colonial Pipeline $50,000
      Frank Reidy $50,000
      Alberta Energy $50,000
      Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Co $40,000
      Oil Shale Exploration $40,000
      QEP Resources $40,000
      Iroquois Gas Transmission System $40,000
      McDermott International $40,000
      Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority $37,494
      AES Corp $30,000
      BakkenLink Pipeline $30,000
      Western States Petroleum Assn $30,000
      Washington Gas Light Co $28,000
      Camelot Oil & Gas Development $20,000
      Alyeska Pipeline Service $20,000
      Green Earth Fuels $20,000
      DeepStar Project $20,000
      Mariner Energy $20,000
      NIC Holding $20,000
      UNEV Pipeline $19,500
      Trenton Fuel Works $10,000
      Western Independent Refiners Assn $10,000
      TORP Technology $10,000
      Texas Alliance of Energy Producers $10,000
      Northern Star Natural Gas $10,000
      Elkem Holding Inc $10,000
      American Assn of Petroleum Geologists $10,000
      Colonial Oil Industries $10,000
      Boardwalkd Pipelines $0
      Bradwood Landing $0
      C&C Technologies $0
      Cabot Oil & Gas $0
      Delta Petroleum $0
      Fleishman-Hillard Inc $0
      NSTAR $0
      Seven Seas Petroleum $0
      Petro-Hunt LLC $0
      Montana Refining Co $0
      National Assn of Shell Marketers $0
      National Cooperative Refinery Assn $0
      Independent Fuel Terminal Operators Assn $0
      Gulf South Pipeline Co $0
      Stanley Energy $0

      NOTE: All lobbying expenditures on this page come from the Senate Office of Public Records. Data for the most recent year was downloaded on January 31, 2010.

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      Lobbying

      Oil and Gas Lobbyist-Client

      Total Number of Lobbyists Reported: 788*
      Total Number of Revolvers: 500 (63.5%)


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