State Department Inspector General Probing Keystone XL Contractor’s Conflicts of Interest
2013-05-29
In yet another investigation into the Obama Administration’s activities, the State Department Inspector General is probing the conflicts of interest surrounding the contractor that performed the Keystone XL review,. The American public was supposed to get an honest look at the impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline. Instead, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a fossil fuel contractor,… Read more »
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C&BP Calls for State Dept. Investigation into Keystone XL Consultant’s Conflicts of Interest
2013-05-28
Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and State Dept. Deputy Inspector General Harold Geisel Originally posted on April 9, 2013.  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… Read more »
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Gov. Hickenlooper a bad example on oil-and-gas issues
2013-05-24
The cozy relationship between politicians and big business has been a fact of life in America since the days of the robber barons. Today, this affiliation is especially strong between certain governors and the oil and gas industry. And, the consequences could include drastic impacts on the health and safety of their constituents. Nowhere is this more apparent… Read more »
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Analysis: Colorado BLM failing to enact Obama energy reforms – creating red tape, uncertainty
2013-05-23
A stunning new analysis shows striking inefficiencies at work in Colorado that should infuriate anyone looking for a smarter approach to federal oil and gas leasing – including both conservationists and energy companies. In Colorado, leases sold by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have attracted nearly three times the number of costly, time-consuming lawsuits… Read more »
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Welcome to Frackademia 101
2013-05-21
This month, the Western Congressional Caucus held their first “class” for their sham oil and gas PR effort dubbed the ‘Western Caucus University.’ The amount of oil and gas contributions to caucus members is stunning. No wonder this “Frackademia” appears to have curriculum based on industry talking points. Below were some of the lowlights and… Read more »
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ALEC’s Most Wanted: Exposing a front group for fossil fuel interests (and other corporations)
2013-05-10
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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