Cheating the Natives . . .
Gore Supporters, Occidental Lobbyists, And Democratic Fundraisers Have Been Working Hard To Promote Occidental’s Interests At The U’was’ Expense. Gore supporters both inside and outside the Administration have lobbied hard for Occidental’s drilling project in the U’was’ territory. Occidental hired former Democratic National Committee Treasurer Scott Pastrick in 1997 to promote this project; Pastrick prepared "call sheets" for Gore’s use during the Vice President’s 1996 fundraising solicitations. More recently in 1999, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, a prominent Gore supporter within the Administration, hired lobbyist Theresa Fariello, who had previously pressured the Energy Department to back Occidental.