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Nuclear Yearbook

The nuclear power lobby's political reach extends far beyond hiring former politicians as lobbyists. They also donate massive amounts of money to serving government officials, to include members of congress, senators, and even presidents, in order to ensure their voice is heard. These are some of the politicians who have received the most nuclear money.

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Barack Obama (D)


From 1991-2010, received $333,441 from Exelon Corp

George W. Bush (R)


From 1989-2010, received $37,048 from nuclear interests

Rep. John Barrow (D-GA)

Member, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Received $68,100 from electric utilities from 2009-2010, including $16,600 from Southern Co. and $13, 250 from General Dynamics

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)

Chairman, House Energy Commission

1989 - received $551,028 from electric utilities; 2010 - received $39,800 from EnergySolutions and $10,000 each from Exelon Corp and FirstEnergy Corp.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)


In 2009, received $4,000 from Southern Co.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Since 1989, has received $68,707 from nuclear interests

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.)

Chairman, Senate Energy and Resources Committee

Since 1989, has received $49,908 from Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as $38,250 from Exelon

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

Member, Senate Energy and Resources Committee

Since 1991, has received $94,895 from Duke Energy

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