Communities of Color Deserve a Clean Energy Future
2016-04-22
On Earth Day, it is vital we remember how important clean energy and environmental equity are for low-income communities and communities of color. Because when Black and Brown neighborhoods and families are healthy and thriving, our entire country reaps the benefits. Unfortunately, there are a few groups that advocate against reasonable clean energy policies that… Read more »
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Arizonans Overwhelmingly Want Stump’s Text Messages Released
Arizonans Overwhelmingly Want Stump’s Text Messages Released
2016-03-7
After Year of Evasion on Record Requests, New Poll Shows a Majority Reject Stump’s Assertions    (Note: this story was updated on March 8, 2016.)    Lawyers for the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) tried today to have a judge help it to continue blocking public access to thousands of work-related text messages on Commissioner Bob Stump’s… Read more »
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Upcoming Coast Guard Study on Offshore Wind Energy Raises Questions
Upcoming Coast Guard Study on Offshore Wind Energy Raises Questions
2016-03-1
Does offshore wind energy, so common in Europe, pose risks to the U.S. shipping industry? That’s a question the Coast Guard has spent five years studying. According to offshore wind advocates, the Coast Guard’s study process raises significant questions about staff qualifications, influence, and findings in preliminary drafts. Acting on a concerned reader’s tip, we… Read more »
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Wisconsin Public Service Commission: Slow-Walking Accountability?
Wisconsin Public Service Commission: Slow-Walking Accountability?
2016-02-18
Part Three in a Series   The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSCW) has agreed to fulfill our request for the release of records surrounding a powerful former staff member’s communications with the clients and lobbyists from the lobbying firm he joined right after he left the Commission. It took the PSCW three and a half months… Read more »
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Facts Do Not Support Bob Stump’s Wishful Thinking About Exoneration
2016-02-3
Is Arizona Attorney General Brnovich Hiding the Ball? Nearly 11 months ago, a reader tipped us that Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump used text messaging as his preferred means of communication. We found and reviewed footage of him texting repeatedly during Commission meetings. That led us to ask to examine Mr. Stump’s text messages, in… Read more »
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Nevada’s Anti-Rooftop Solar Decision Mirrors Utility Lobby’s Template
Nevada’s Anti-Rooftop Solar Decision Mirrors Utility Lobby’s Template
2016-01-25
Public Utilities Commission Staff Denies Lobbying Contacts, But Won’t Release Noble’s Meeting Records     Checks and Balances Project has been using public records requests to help citizens better understand the origins of what one couple called “the Christmas bait-and-switch decision” by the Public Utility Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to end the solar rooftop industry… Read more »
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