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Independent Petroleum Association of America

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The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) "has represented independent oil and natural gas producers for three-quarters of a century. On June 10, 1929, President Herbert Hoover called a national and state conference to discuss and formulate a practical program for the conservation of America's natural petroleum resources. At that historic meeting at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, oil operators, royalty owners, and land owners alike formed a new national association, the IPAA." [1]

Congressional campaign contributions

IPAA is one of the largest energy contributors to both Republican and Democratic candidates for Congress. These contributions total $336,500 to the 110th US Congress (as of the third quarter), the largest of which has been to Rep. John Sununu(R-NH) for $10,000. Rep. Sununu, for his part, has consistently voted with the oil industry on energy, war and climate bills.[1]

Contributions like this from fossil fuel companies to members of Congress are often seen as a political barrier to pursuing clean energy.

More information on oil industry contributions to Congress can be found at, created by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization Oil Change International.


Accessed June 2008: [2]



Resources and articles

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  1. About, Independent Petroleum Association of America, accessed June 16, 2008.
  2. Directors, Independent Petroleum Association of America, accessed June 16, 2008.