BOSTON (AP) — Corporations representing a variety of vitality pursuits, from old-school oil and gasoline to renewables like photo voltaic and wind energy, are pumping thousands and thousands into lobbying efforts in Massachusetts.
In 2018, as many as 70 vitality companies and advocacy teams reported spending at the least $5.three million attempting to get their messages by to Beacon Hill legislators and policymakers, in keeping with an Related Press overview of public lobbying data. Among the prime spenders have been concerned in renewable vitality.
The spending was a lot the identical in 2017, when the same variety of teams spent about $5.1 million on lobbying.
It is a dramatic shift from 2005, when simply two dozen firms reported spending a complete of about $1.2…