C&BP Investigation Covered on NBC 12 Sunday Square Off
This weekend, Arizona’s NBC News 12 tackled the latest news in our investigation of Bob Stump and the Arizona Corporation Commission. Part 1: [brightcove vid=4373474492001&exp3=3988559254001&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=AQ~~,AAADoDT064k~,u5nUPUWuDCDdadTV9CfJQ5dVLN-wezkF&w=468&h=412] Part 2: [brightcove vid=4373474469001&exp3=3988559254001&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=AQ~~,AAADoDT064k~,u5nUPUWuDCDdadTV9CfJQ5dVLN-wezkF&w=468&h=412]
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Top Headline, July 24, 2015
Excerpt from The Arizona Republic (7/23/15): “Which GOP genius tried to make a lawyer look bad?” The Arizona Republican Party… has released one of those ominous-sounding, personally stigmatizing hit-piece videos attacking Barr as a front man for a Washington-based clean-energy group called the Checks and Balances Project. Checks and Balances is the group seeking to uncover text messages sent… Read more »
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Top Headlines, July 23rd, 2015
Excerpt from The Arizona Republic (7/22/15): “Arizona GOP runs interference for Bob Stump … and APS?”  Clearly, Arizona Public Service must be worried. Which means that the Arizona Corporation Commission must be worried. Which means that the Arizona Republican Party is up nights … really, really worried. Thus comes the state GOP’s campaign to discredit those who are nosing… Read more »
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Top Headlines, July 22nd, 2015
Excerpt from The Arizona Republic (7/21/15): “Arizona utility regulator Bob Stump’s phone seized in probe of former Commissioner Gary Pierce” The investigation of current Commissioner Bob Stump and the text messages he sent to Arizona Public Service Co., political groups and candidates for the commission has collided with an investigation of former Commissioner Gary Pierce……. Read more »
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Checks and Balances Project Welcomes New Senior Fellow Evlondo Cooper
My name is Evlondo Cooper and I’d like to introduce myself as Check and Balances’ new senior fellow. Checks and Balances Project provides an invaluable service by demanding transparency and accountability around issues such as the environment, clean energy and public health. These are issues I care about deeply. As a former Orleans Parish criminal… Read more »
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University of Virginia Study Finds 11 Major Flaws in Coal Center’s Energy Analysis Relied Upon by Gov. McAuliffe and Legislature
In a study released last week, energy expert Dr. William Shobe of the University of Virginia dismantles the key, state-sanctioned analysis of how Virginia should meet the requirements of the federal Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions. That analysis, produced last fall by a team led by Dr. Michael Karmis, director of the Center… Read more »
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Top Headlines, July 17th, 2015
Excerpt From The Arizona Republic (7/15/15): “Timeline: Utility regulator text debate” “March 2015: Through the state public records law, the Checks and Balances Project, a Washington, D.C.-area watchdog group, requests text messages Stump sent as far back as 2013. April 2015: The Corporation Commission responds to Checks and Balances Project saying the texts are not available…. Read more »
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Utah State’s Ryan Yonk: Same Soup as Randy Simmons, Different Bowl
Koch-backed research fellow prepares to push misinformation in front of Ohio RPS study committee. Since being burned for a misleading op-ed that he wrote for Newsweek, Utah State University (USU) Prof. Randy Simmons is letting his colleague, Dr. Ryan Yonk, bat “cleanup.” But if Yonk’s work on behalf of Koch-funded organizations goes unchallenged, Ohio’s economy… Read more »
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