Kasich Evades Questions on Energy Jobs Freeze
2014-08-11
After more than a month of waiting, Governor Kasich’s administration has responded to our request for answers to basic questions about the clean energy job freeze, SB 310. Our ask was simple and clear. What we got back can charitably called an evasion. The response we received is from an administration that doesn’t want to… Read more »
Read more
One Month Later, No Response from Gov. Kasich
2014-08-7
It has now been more than one month since the Checks and Balances Project made a formal request for information from Governor Kasich. We asked that his administration make public records of discussions they may have had with Koch Industries representatives and Ohio utilities in the run up to the Governor’s freeze of the state’s… Read more »
Read more
An Open Letter to FirstEnergy
2014-07-25
  Ohio utility FirstEnergy was a major supporter of freezing the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. The company has made more than $600,000 in campaign donations in the past two years to Ohio elected officials. The Checks and Balances Project is concerned that this money is coming from FirstEnergy customers. We want to… Read more »
Read more
Export-Import Bank Bill A Giveaway That Highlights Hypocrisy
2014-07-17
Cross-posted from the National Journal’s Energy Insider’s Blog. by Scott Peterson   Senator Manchin’s legislation is yet another government handout for the coal industry. It is a great example of the way the coal and other fossil fuel industries have used their financial resources to game the system to get favorable legislation. Senator Manchin is… Read more »
Read more
New Video Asks Governor Kasich to Answer the FOIA
2014-07-16
Today the Checks and Balances Project released a new web video asking Governor John Kasich to answer a records request we made seeking information regarding his decision to freeze the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. This records request was filed two weeks ago. The only response we have received from the Kasich administration… Read more »
Read more
Mr. Cuccinelli: Virginians Deserve an Answer
2013-08-30
After siding with Consol Energy in a dispute regarding gas royalties for Virginia landowners, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli received over $100,000 [1] from Consol Energy and its subsidiaries. Our question for Mr. Cuccinelli is simple – given the conflicts of interest in taking money from a company involved in a lawsuit with landowners, will he give… Read more »
Read more
Our weekly wrap on the top 5 energy stories for the week of July 22nd
2013-07-26
Here we go again: Tipton, Lamborn offer same oil & gas giveaways The House Natural Resources Committee met Wednesday to debate a number of bills related to wilderness protection and energy issues. Among these bills were Congressman Doug Lamborn’s H.R. 1965 and Representative Scott Tipton’s H.R. 1394. Rep. Lamborn’s bill mandates leasing quotas for oil… Read more »
Read more