Group calls on Rep. Tipton to return contributions from SG Interests
2012-02-21
Public Campaign, a non-profit, non-partisan organization aimed at reducing the role of big special interest money in American politics, called on Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) “to return thousands of dollars in contributions he received from the executives of SG Interests.” According to the Denver Post, the company has been ordered to pay $275,000 following a… Read more »
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Fossil Fuel-Funded Think Tank Promulgates “Study” Attacking Wind and Solar
2012-02-17
The Heartland Institute, which receives hundreds of thousands of dollars from the fossil fuel industry, including Koch Industries, rightly came under criticism this week for its secretive role in promulgating anti-climate change science. Sadly, fossil fuel-funded efforts to spread misinformation using benign-sounding front groups don’t stop with climate change. The fossil fuel industry has also… Read more »
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#oilshalefail
2012-02-13
[wpvideo LojNFtp1] If you’re having trouble viewing the video, watch it on our YouTube or Vimeo pages. Update 2/15/12, 6:34 PM EST: Co-director Matt Garrington’s statement on the failure of the Polis amendment which would have struck Lamborn’s oil shale boondoggle from the highway bill: “We applaud Rep. Polis for recognizing the failure of H.R…. Read more »
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Anti-Clean Energy ‘Pundit’ Unhinged By Basic Question: Are You Bankrolled By Fossil Fuels?
2012-02-9
By Gabe Elsner The fossil fuel lobby aggressively uses lobbying and propaganda to block public health protections, manipulate the energy debate, defend their massive government handouts and attack clean energy sources that threaten to displace them. No tool goes unused: Traditional lobbying, “Super PAC” donations, software that floods opinion websites with favorable comments, and a… Read more »
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CBO affirms Checks and Balances Project analysis – Lamborn oil shale bill will create zero revenue
2012-02-8
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finished scoring Rep. Doug Lamborn’s PIONEERS Act today. They’ve determined: “Enacting the legislation would not affect revenues.” Read the CBO report. Lamborn’s bill, H.R. 3408, would direct the Secretary of the Interior to provide oil and gas companies with two million acres of public lands, to be used for… Read more »
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Announcing the Western Lands and Energy Dashboard!
2012-01-27
The sheer scale of the Big Oil rhetoric-fest that was unleashed after President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) address was tremendous. But as we read through clips and blogs, we realized there is a lot of poetry out there, but no prose. So we decided to create a one stop shop of easily accessed,… Read more »
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Wall Street rings in the New Year for oil speculators
2012-01-12
Matt Garrington Wall Street started 2012 by ringing in the New Year for oil and gas speculators.  On Tuesday, Ralph Hill, the CEO of WPX Energy Inc., rang the opening bell for the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The evidence of speculation’s effect on the price at the pump… Read more »
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Watching the Gas Bubble?
2012-01-11
In recent months, it appears that top national media outlets have started to cast a more skeptical eye at how “abundant” shale gas really is. The New York Times led the charge last year by analyzing “hundreds of industry e-mails and internal documents.” The Times concluded that shale gas has inherent risks, the geology varies,… Read more »
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The Five Rules for Natural Gas
2012-01-3
Hal Harvey, founder of ClimateWorks, has a sharp piece on natural gas in today’s Los Angeles Times. Hal served  on the first President Bush’s Energy Task Force of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, and later on the Energy Panel of President Clinton’s President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. In this op-ed, Hal provides… Read more »
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