Rep. Lauren Boebert Must Resign
2021-08-31
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., must resign for not disclosing the fact that her husband made more than $900,000 as a fossil fuel consultant over the last two years. One of the most controversial House members, Boebert has assembled a pro-fossil fuel voting record. In February, she introduced a bill that would stop the president from… Read more »
Read more
Admiral Paul F. Zukunft
Update: Federal Agency to Mediate Coast Guard’s Public Records Evasion
2016-11-3
  The federal government’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ombudsman, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), has agreed to mediate Checks and Balances Project’s complaint that the U.S. Coast Guard has refused to provide lawful, taxpayer-funded public records. Since February, we have been asking the Coast Guard to answer basic questions about its offshore… Read more »
Read more
National Black Chamber of Commerce
Did National Black Chamber of Commerce Abuse Its IRS Status?
2016-05-11
As reported in yesterday’s POLITICO Influence, Checks and Balances Project recently referred the National Black Chamber of Commerce to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for potential abuses of its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. NBCC President Harry C. Alford has become one of the leading voices of the utility industry’s argument that minority communities will somehow be… Read more »
Read more
New Coast Guard Study Blockades Offshore Wind Energy
Coast Guard Study Blockades Offshore Wind Energy
2016-05-2
After five years of delay, the U.S. Coast Guard finally released a study that concludes commercial shipping off the Eastern Seaboard is incompatible with a proposed offshore wind energy industry – despite the fact that Europe has successfully integrated the two for more than a decade. The Obama Administration has promoted the development of offshore… Read more »
Read more
Columbia University President Asked to Compel Global Center on Energy Policy to Divulge Funding
2015-12-17
Support by ExxonMobil Spurs Questions by Climate, Clean Energy, and Divestment Groups   Today, Checks and Balances Project and representatives of seven allied organizations sent a letter to Columbia University President Dr. Lee Bollinger, asking that he compel Jason Bordoff, founding director of Columbia’s Global Center on Energy Policy, to release the names of the… Read more »
Read more
American Wind Energy Association Calls Out Fossil Fuel Mouthpiece Robert Bryce
Fossil Fuel Mouthpiece Robert Bryce at it Again
2015-12-7
Several years ago, Checks and Balances Project confronted top clean energy denier, serial misleader, and fossil fuel mouthpiece Robert Bryce about his fossil fuel funding. Bryce is pretending to be a journalist and a scholar, not telling readers of his pieces that he is financially connected to the fossil fuel lobby. That’s something the New York Times… Read more »
Read more
4 Questions Senate Judiciary Members Should Ask NBCC President Harry Alford – But Probably Won't
4 Questions Senate Judiciary Members Should Ask NBCC President Harry Alford – But Probably Won’t
2015-10-6
Today, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts holds a hearing titled, “Opportunity Denied: How Overregulation Harms Minorities.” The subcommittee plans to call National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) President Harry C. Alford to testify. I wonder if the senators on this committee find it the slightest bit awkward… Read more »
Read more