Will Harry Alford Answer IRS Allegations?

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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 »

Key Data Missing from Investigator’s Search of Bob Stump’s Phone

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HASH Values Can Tell If Records Have Been Altered Arizona Corporation Commissioner (ACC) Bob Stump is one court decision away from potentially being in a lot of trouble. And he’s not alone. His magical thinking does not change that fact. Our request to obtain 3,547 potential public records exchanged by Mr. Stump on his taxpayer-funded… 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 »

Coast Guard Study Blockades Offshore Wind Energy

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After five years of delay, the U.S. Coast Guard finally released a study that concludes commercial shipping off the Eastern Seaboard is incompatible with a proposed offshore wind energy industry – despite the fact that Europe has successfully integrated the two for more than a decade. The Obama Administration has promoted the development of offshore… Read more »

Monica Crowley Is Wrong About Green Energy in The Washington Times

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She ignores the disproportionate health effects fossil fuel pollutants have on low-income and minority communities Instead of repeating fossil fuel talking points and discredited research, I’d hoped Monica Crowley’s recent piece on clean energy would offer an explicit and clear call for policies to address the challenges of climate disruption. That she’d advocate for proven… Read more »

Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s Visitors Log Tells Tales

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Nine Times More Meetings with Utility Lobbyists Than Clean Energy Reps   On the third floor of the Public Service Commission (PSC) headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, directly across from the elevator, is the guard’s desk. There you’ll find the visitors sign-in log. Our analysis of a 17-month period documents the Commission’s greater than 9-to-1 preference… Read more »

Communities of Color Deserve a Clean Energy Future

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On Earth Day, it is vital we remember how important clean energy and environmental equity are for low-income communities and communities of color. Because when Black and Brown neighborhoods and families are healthy and thriving, our entire country reaps the benefits. Unfortunately, there are a few groups that advocate against reasonable clean energy policies that… Read more »