Export-Import Bank Bill A Giveaway That Highlights Hypocrisy
2014-07-17
Cross-posted from the National Journal’s Energy Insider’s Blog. by Scott Peterson   Senator Manchin’s legislation is yet another government handout for the coal industry. It is a great example of the way the coal and other fossil fuel industries have used their financial resources to game the system to get favorable legislation. Senator Manchin is… Read more »
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New Video Asks Governor Kasich to Answer the FOIA
2014-07-16
Today the Checks and Balances Project released a new web video asking Governor John Kasich to answer a records request we made seeking information regarding his decision to freeze the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. This records request was filed two weeks ago. The only response we have received from the Kasich administration… Read more »
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Mr. Cuccinelli: Virginians Deserve an Answer
2013-08-30
After siding with Consol Energy in a dispute regarding gas royalties for Virginia landowners, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli received over $100,000 [1] from Consol Energy and its subsidiaries. Our question for Mr. Cuccinelli is simple – given the conflicts of interest in taking money from a company involved in a lawsuit with landowners, will he give… Read more »
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Our weekly wrap on the top 5 energy stories for the week of July 22nd
2013-07-26
Here we go again: Tipton, Lamborn offer same oil & gas giveaways The House Natural Resources Committee met Wednesday to debate a number of bills related to wilderness protection and energy issues. Among these bills were Congressman Doug Lamborn’s H.R. 1965 and Representative Scott Tipton’s H.R. 1394. Rep. Lamborn’s bill mandates leasing quotas for oil… Read more »
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House Natural Resources Committee takes yet another action promoting same oil and gas giveaways, mandates leasing quotas for oil companies
2013-07-23
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee meets on Wednesday to mark up a slew of bills, and sandwiched in among them are a familiar series of giveaways to the multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry. In fact, the legislation would mandate leasing quotas for oil companies and increase speculation on public lands. “The oil and gas… Read more »
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Our weekly wrap on the top 5 energy stories for the week of July 15th
2013-07-19
1. Parachute Creek toxic spill worsens Six months after a Williams Co. spill that contaminated Parachute Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River, with cancer-causing benzene, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) data showed that benzene levels jumped more than 65 percent and exceeded both federal drinking water standards and state standards designed… Read more »
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