Why Does NAFO Push Tree-Burning to Make Electricity?

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Lobby’s Declaration that Tree-Burning is Carbon Neutral is Based on Pseudoscience Industrial tree-burning to generate electricity produces more carbon pollution per megawatt-hour than coal. But a powerful Washington, DC lobbying group – the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) – wants to recognize tree-burning as a zero-pollution alternative to wind and solar. The notion is… Read more »

San Bruno Disaster Emails Published in a New, Searchable Database

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Records The California Public Utilities Commission Didn’t Want You to See!  Today, we publish 120,746 emails and attachments exchanged between Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The 70,157 emails and 50,589 attachments are provided for free as a public service in a new database that allows for three different… Read more »

Coast Guard Still Won’t Provide Basic Information About Offshore Wind Energy Study

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Why Are Working Group Members Being Concealed?  Nearly four months after we asked the U.S. Coast Guard basic questions about their “final report” on how to integrate a proposed offshore wind energy industry off the Eastern Seaboard – a study that concludes commercial shipping is incompatible with offshore wind turbines – the Coast Guard still… Read more »

Statement on Arizona Municipal Court Judge Randall Warner’s Dismissal of C&BP Lawsuit

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A Statement by Executive Director Scott Peterson   “Checks and Balances Project was founded six years ago to ask tough questions of government officials, lobbyists, and corporate managers who stand in the way of sustainability. Despite today’s action, we’re celebrating the progress we’ve made in Arizona over the past year. “Our pressure on the Corporation… Read more »

Will Harry Alford Answer IRS Questions?

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Recently, Checks and Balances Project referred the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for potential abuses of its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. When the item ran in POLITICO Influence, NBCC President Harry C. Alford was quoted as saying that he desired a “constructive dialogue.” Although his desire for a positive… Read more »

Did National Black Chamber of Commerce Abuse Its IRS Status?

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As reported in yesterday’s POLITICO Influence, Checks and Balances Project recently referred the National Black Chamber of Commerce to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for potential abuses of its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. NBCC President Harry C. Alford has become one of the leading voices of the utility industry’s argument that minority communities will somehow be… Read more »