Ohio House Leader Bill Seitz Abandons Principles to Support Coal Bailouts
January 18, 2018
Why would he want to enable the manipulation of electricity markets to help utilities and coal companies, after years of proclaiming the virtue of free markets?...
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TOP STORIES
Realtor Lobbyists Subpoenaed for Records on Vote to Kill Homeowner Access to PACE
January 17, 2018
The City and County have failed to meet some of our lawful records requests, forcing us to turn to subpoenas to enforce public access to understand how public policy decisions were reached. ...
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Bill Seitz
Ohio Majority Leader Bill Seitz: A “Free Market” Politician Picking Energy Winners and Losers
January 16, 2018
As Majority Leader in Ohio's House of Representatives, Seitz has worked hard to bolster the fortunes of the state’s aging coal plants, while leading efforts to block the wind industry....
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Coal CEO Murray Caught Lying About Seeking Welfare Check From Taxpayers
December 15, 2017
In These Times Photos Show Secret Meeting with Energy Sec. Rick Perry, Though Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray Later Claimed “No Involvement” in Coal Bailout...
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Zack Scrivner
Mortgage Broker Boasted of Access to Kern County Board Chair Before He Voted to Kill PACE
December 6, 2017
If Kern County CA responded to our records request accurately, then the only record of Zack Scrivner actively seeking information about PACE was from Tammy Engel. ...
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Jeanne Radsick
National Assoc of Realtors Lobbyist Jeanne Radsick Misstates Facts About PACE to Taft CA City Council
November 2, 2017
Ms. Radsick likes to refer to herself as a “local realtor” when she lobbies government officials. But, in fact, she is a director of the National Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors....
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Investigations
Koch Industries
Koch Denounces Thanksgiving Subsidies While Accepting $422 Million from States and Localities
December 1, 2017
The Charles Koch Institute posted to Facebook about how Thanksgiving is a subsidized holiday. Yet Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have accepted 230 awards worth $422 million from states and localities – the majority since 2010 – plus 78 more with undisclosed amounts....
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Mike Pence
5 Facts About Mike Pence and the Koch Bros. Not Included in Jane Mayer’s New Yorker Article
October 20, 2017
The U.S. is fixated on Trump. But the Koch Brothers are getting stronger. Through Mike Pence they're preparing to take over of the federal government....
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offshore wind
Will Shipping Lobby’s Handiwork Sabotage Offshore Wind Energy?
February 7, 2017
An obscure Coast Guard committee, co-chaired by the powerful shipping lobby, has the power to force drastic cuts to lease areas that offshore-wind developers have already purchased....
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Penn State Professor O'Neill
Questions About Penn State Professor O’Neill Referred to Ethics Office
December 19, 2016
As state support for universities drops, there is a growing trend of corporate support in the form of specially designated departments, professorships, etc., often with alarming consequences....
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San Bruno Disaster Emails Published in a New, Searchable Database
June 13, 2016
Today, we publish 120,746 emails and attachments exchanged between Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)....
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