Big Oil in American Politics

October 31, 2014
Hosted by Jill Buck

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Today we’re joined by Zoë Carpenter, reporter for The Nation, who will discuss her recent article on the impact of oil contributions in the Louisiana Senate Race between Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy, "The Invisible Oil in Louisiana's Senate Race." (http://www.thenation.com/article/181832/well-oiled-race). We’ll also talk with Harriet Rowan, staff reporter for the Richmond Confidential, an online news service produced by the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, about Chevron’s multi-million dollar influence on local elections in Richmond, California.

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Jill Buck

Jill Buck

Upon graduation from the University of Illinois in 1991, Jill Buck was commissioned a Naval Officer. While stationed at the Fleet Training Center, San Diego, she served as the Legal, Physical Security, Administration, and Command Inspection Officer, as well as a Damage Control Instructor. She is an honor graduate of the Military Justice School, and a graduate of the Navy’s small arms weapons course, taught by former Navy Seals. In 2002, Jill wrote the Go Green Initiative, which is now the largest and fastest growing comprehensive environmental education program in the world, operating in 49 U.S. states, Indonesia, Europe, Mexico, and Africa. The program has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association (NSBA), National Recycling Coalition, 8 State PTA’s, California Integrated Waste Management Board, California Resource Recovery Association, and many more. Jill is a featured speaker at public policy, political, environmental, and PTA conventions across the country, and has been featured in such publications as U.S. Mayor, NSBA newsletter, Working Mother Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Diablo Magazine’s “Women to Watch”. Jill owns her own business, Buck Consulting (www.jillbuckconsulting.com), which helps businesses “go green”, and is one of the nation’s leading advocates of free market solutions for environmental protection issues. Jill lives in Pleasanton, California with her husband and three children.

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