ALEC’s Most Wanted: Exposing a front group for fossil fuel interests (and other corporations)
The Center for Media and Democracy’s (CMD) Brendan Fischer and Nick Surgey uncovered an internal document from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) at the controversial organization’s meeting last week in Oklahoma City. The document entitled “OKC anti-ALEC photos” featured the headshots of eight reporters and public interest advocates that have written about ALEC or… Read more »
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C&BP Calls for State Dept. Investigation into Keystone XL Consultant’s Conflicts of Interest
Yesterday, Checks & Balances Project and 11 environmental, faith-based and public interest organizations called on Secretary of State John Kerry and the State Department Deputy Inspector General Harold Geisel to investigate whether Environmental Resources Management (ERM) hid conflicts of interest which might have excluded it from performing the Keystone XL environmental assessment and how State Department officials… Read more »
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ALEC Attacks Clean Energy Standards: Ohio & Virginia
Over the past couple weeks, fossil fuel interests and their allies have ramped up attacks on clean energy on the state level. As the Washington Post reported in November, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a fossil fuel-funded advocacy group, has made it a priority to eliminate clean energy standards across the country. From the East Coast… Read more »
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Americans for Prosperity creates jobs in China
by Matt Garrington Last week, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) wrapped up their tour to push Big Oil’s agenda under the guise of more jobs and lower energy prices in an effort to weaken protections for our air, water, public lands and oceans. Ironically, it turns out that the AFP tour did help promote jobs …… Read more »
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Five things to consider about the Yellowstone Pipeline leak
Nearly a week has passed and thousands of gallons of crude oil have poured into the Yellowstone River in Montana. The spill has placed attention on America’s often overlooked and aging pipeline system. As the media continues to cover ExxonMobil and its ruptured pipeline, here are a few things to consider about pipelines in the… Read more »
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Will Boehner End Oil and Gas Industry Welfare?
The price at the pump is hovering around $4/gallon, while oil and gas companies are reporting billions in first quarter profits. So wasn’t a complete shock when Speaker John Boehner said, earlier this week, that Congress should look at ending the fossil fuel industry’s multi-billion dollar tax breaks. After all, how does Congress plan to… Read more »
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As Americans feel pain at pump, Big Oil wins big
For immediate release April 26, 2011 Media Contact: Matt Garrington, Deputy Director (303) 454-3376 Washington, DC – This week, Big Oil will announce record profits at a time when Americans are suffering at the gas pump. In the first quarter of 2011, ExxonMobil is expected to post a gain of 50 percent while a… Read more »
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Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 2010 ONSHORE OIL SPILLS EXXON VALDEZ x3 Last Tuesday, CBS News reported that there were over 6,500 spills, leaks, fires or explosions nationwide at onshore drill sites or pipelines. And, at least 34 million gallons of… Read more »
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