Sunday, February 10, 2008

Carney Breaks 2006 Pledge Again

From The Majority Accontability Project

U.S. Representative Chris Carney, D-PA, who vowed in 2006 that he would “not accept money from energy or big oil companies,” received campaign contributions from at least three energy companies, including a nuclear power producer investigated for a host of safety violations, research by the Majority Accountability Project ( has found.

Carney’s year-end campaign finance disclosure, made public by the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) last week, reported the freshman Democrat received campaign donations of $1,000 each from Exelon Corporation, Foundation Coal and PPL Corporation, all major energy companies.

Exelon, the largest nuclear energy producer in the United States, has faced a firestorm of criticism from federal and state regulators over safety violations at two of their nuclear plants. In one investigation by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), guards at the company’s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in York County, PA, were found to be regularly sleeping on the job.

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