Oil industry group outspends many super PACs

The group is battling White House policies such as President Obama’s push to strip industry tax breaks, his rejection (thus far) of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, upcoming EPA air emissions rules for natural gas drilling, and offshore leasing plans that API calls too restrictive.

The story also quotes critics who say API is too pugnacious and partisan; explores Gerard’s background and support for Mitt Romney; and examines why he believes Obama's approach is "not consistent" with good energy policy. Click here for the whole thing.