During a segment on climate change politics on Sept. 1, 2017, columnist David Brooks takes to the airwaves to spread an incomplete story again about the polarized state of climate change politics.
New documents uncovered by Checks and Balances Project show that Penn State Professor John W. O’Neill has peddled hotel-industry talking points as scholarship while failing to disclose his longstanding, commercial relationships.
She ignores the disproportionate health effects fossil fuel pollutants have on low-income and minority communities Instead of repeating fossil fuel talking points and discredited research, I’d hoped Monica Crowley’s recent piece on clean energy would offer an explicit and clear call for policies to address the challenges of climate disruption. That she’d advocate for proven… Read more »
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 »
New research shows almost $120 million flowed from two secretive groups, called “Donors Trust” and “Donors Capital” to 102 groups denying climate science and attacking clean energy. The Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg reports that “the funds, doled out between 2002 and 2010, helped build a vast network of think tanks and activist groups working to a single purpose:… Read more »
Over the past year, Dr. Jeremy Boak, Director of the industry-funded Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research at the Colorado School of Mines, has stated that commercial oil shale extraction would use one to three barrels of water per barrel of oil shale produced. However, the independent, non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimated that… Read more »
Update: Read Rep. Grijalva and Sen. Udall’s letter to the Comptroller General. Rep. Raùl Grijalva and Sen. Tom Udall are announcing proactive steps they’ve taken to determine if American families are receiving what they deserve from the oil and gas companies that lease public lands. Grijalva and Udall have officially requested the Government Accountability Office… Read more »
Think Progress has a new report on corporate welfare for Big Oil. The next time you watch the dollar figure at the pump increase a lot faster than the gallons pumped amount, think $77 billion. Read more to find out what we mean.
Home loss, sickness, fines and big corporate profits are now part of the western landscape Colorado seems to be a hotbed for high-profile concerns about water contamination near natural gas drilling sites. The western slope of Colorado is becoming one of the most common sites in the nation for hydraulic fracturing, the practice of injecting… Read more »