Why Did the Coast Guard’s Offshore Wind Energy Study Ignore Europe?
2016-07-18
According to information obtained from a source involved in the Coast Guard study on integrating a proposed offshore wind energy industry and shipping off the Eastern Seaboard, and research conducted by Checks and Balances Project, no one from the Coast Guard had any meaningful engagement during the course of the study with individuals, companies or organizations… Read more »
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Why Does NAFO Push Tree-Burning to Make Electricity?
2016-06-16
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 »
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San Bruno Disaster Emails Published in a New, Searchable Database
2016-06-13
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 »
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Will Harry Alford Answer IRS Questions?
2016-05-24
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 »
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Key Data Missing from Investigator’s Search of Bob Stump’s Phone
2016-05-17
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 »
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Did National Black Chamber of Commerce Abuse Its IRS Status?
2016-05-11
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 »
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New Coast Guard Study Blockades Offshore Wind Energy
Coast Guard Study Blockades Offshore Wind Energy
2016-05-2
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 »
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Monica Crowley
Monica Crowley Is Wrong About Green Energy in The Washington Times
2016-04-28
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 »
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