“The strategy,” says Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Patroleum Institute, “is to influence lawmakers by mobilizing their constituents.”
“If we’re concerned about a particular member [of Congress], we will educate that constituency and encourage people to weigh in with their elected official,” he says in a conference room at API’s
Oil industry group outspends many super PACs
The story also quotes critics who say API is too pugnacious and partisan; explores Gerard’s background and support for Mitt Romney; and examines why he believes Obama's approach is "not consistent" with good energy policy. Click for the whole thing.