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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A critical decision is approaching in the effort to enforce public access to public records. Superior Court Judge Randall Warner will soon decide whether to allow continued gamesmanship by Arizona Public Service-connected players in Arizona government or take a step toward public transparency. On April 15, 2016, we submitted a new motion to the court…. Read more »
After Year of Evasion on Record Requests, New Poll Shows a Majority Reject Stump’s Assertions (Note: this story was updated on March 8, 2016.) Lawyers for the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) tried today to have a judge help it to continue blocking public access to thousands of work-related text messages on Commissioner Bob Stump’s… Read more »
Does offshore wind energy, so common in Europe, pose risks to the U.S. shipping industry? That’s a question the Coast Guard has spent five years studying. According to offshore wind advocates, the Coast Guard’s study process raises significant questions about staff qualifications, influence, and findings in preliminary drafts. Acting on a concerned reader’s tip, we… Read more »
Part Three in a Series The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSCW) has agreed to fulfill our request for the release of records surrounding a powerful former staff member’s communications with the clients and lobbyists from the lobbying firm he joined right after he left the Commission. It took the PSCW three and a half months… Read more »
Is Arizona Attorney General Brnovich Hiding the Ball? Nearly 11 months ago, a reader tipped us that Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump used text messaging as his preferred means of communication. We found and reviewed footage of him texting repeatedly during Commission meetings. That led us to ask to examine Mr. Stump’s text messages, in… Read more »
A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept.
What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in Arizona? Wochit Former Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission Gary Pierce and water company owner George Johnson were indicted this week in federal court on charges of bribery, conspiracy and fraud.
Six years after former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family began receiving money, loans, vacations, golf outings, designer clothes and a Rolex from a businessman he called a friend, little has changed to prevent such largesse being provided to Virginia's top executive, state officials say.
A stretch of sunny, windy days, combined with brimming reservoirs at hydroelectricity facilities across the state, helped California reach yet another renewable energy milestone last weekend. Early Saturday afternoon, renewable sources produced a record 67.