Oil and gas welfare queen parking only
2012-08-2
Remember back when Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said he would have EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in front of Congress so often she’d need her own parking space? Maybe he should have made the same offer to oil and gas welfare queen Kathleen Sgamma. Today’s Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing marks the… Read more »
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An Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo: Drink This?
2012-07-16
Dear Governor Cuomo: As you move closer to deciding whether to allow fracking to contaminate your residents’ water, we thought it was only fair to let you know what your residents are in for. Here is water from Westmoreland County, PA, that was contaminated by fracking chemicals. The sample was collected there in November 2011… Read more »
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‘Shine a Light’ ad campaign calls for county transparency
2012-06-28
A new ad campaign by the Checks and Balances Project calls on county commissioners in Colorado and Utah to stop closed-door meetings with oil shale lobbyists on the taxpayer dime. “The public business should be done in public. We launched today’s ad campaign to ‘Shine a Light’ on the backroom deals with oil shale companies… Read more »
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It’s DÉJÀ vu all over again – Oil-backed politicians hold conference call to push new handouts to oil companies
2012-06-14
The House Majority leadership has declared it will bring a package of  “oil-above-all” bills to a vote next week. They’re calling the bills the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act (DEJA). We’re calling it the DÉJÀ VU bills, because it’s simply more of the same: Oil-sponsored politicians are trying to create new government handouts to their… Read more »
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Could be a sequel to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
2012-06-8
Alan Prendergast at Westword tells the story of Rep. Jared Polis’ successful effort to stop a new $25 million giveaway for the failed energy source oil shale. And he starts it with the best headline we’ve ever seen: Jared Polis, zombie killer, dispatches undead oil shale subsidies (Also, thanks for the shout out Alan) Excerpt:… Read more »
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American Tradition Institute and Senior Fellow John Droz: Honesty Problem?
2012-05-31
Three weeks ago, Checks & Balances Project (C&BP) revealed American Tradition Institute (ATI) Senior Fellow John Droz’s effort to coordinate supposedly independent, local NIMBY (“Not in My Back Yard”), anti-wind energy groups in a national disinformation campaign. C&BP uncovered these documents, which include a national propaganda plan to hurt the wind industry and materials for… Read more »
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Issa continues to lead oil crusade against renewable energy
2012-05-31
Champions oil above everything else for campaign donors Matt Garrington, Denver-based co-director of The Checks and Balances Project, offered the following statement and facts regarding today’s hearing on Thursday’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on an all of the above energy policy: “Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-Cal.) own words show that his idea of an… Read more »
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