CHART: Obama v. Romney On Energy Issues

Mitt Romney’s Big Oil-Funded Agenda

Mitt Romney’s campaign has benefited from Big Oil and Big Coal’s backing, which have poured more than $16 million into ads attacking President Barack Obama’s energy policies. As a favor, Romney says he plans to open public lands and water to drilling while undoing safety and environmental protections.

Below, we take a side-by-side look at Obama and Romney’s policies and their divisions on fossil fuels, clean energy, public health, and pollution. Beneath the chart is a more detailed comparison of the candidates’ energy proposals and rhetoric.

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Evening Brief: Important Stories That You May Have Missed

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Eric Cantor touts analysis concluding that his tax giveaway would cost $1.1 million per job.

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Paul Ryan questions Catholic Bishops’ opposition to his budget’s draconian cuts to programs for the poor.

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