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Posted by Nick Surgey on August 14, 2014

Edelman, the worlds largest PR company, synonymous with astroturf-style front groups, has announced that it will no longer work for groups that deny climate change.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on August 12, 2014

It was heartening to see people from across America join community leaders, union members, and grassroots activists in Detroit recently as they rallied in support of people facing water shutoffs for unpaid bills. The injustice of low-income residents of Detroit losing water service at the height of summer while corporate customers owing tens of thousands went unmolested was evident, and the refusal to put up with the situation was infectious.

Posted by Nick Surgey on August 04, 2014

Even as the Environmental Protection Agency finally attempts to limit carbon dioxide pollution from coal plants, it is meeting resistance at the state level, thanks to a secretive campaign by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Posted by Nick Surgey on July 30, 2014

CMD has uncovered new evidence that Edison Electric Institute has been funding ALEC's legislative assault on solar energy.

Posted by Jessica Mason on July 22, 2014

Since 2011, a fight has been raging over a proposed open pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

Posted by Nick Surgey on July 18, 2014

If Republicans win control of the U.S. Senate this year, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a lawmaker famous for his belief that the entire body of climate science research is a "hoax," will take control of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which oversees matters relating to pollution and environmental problems.

Posted by Jessica Mason on July 16, 2014

Citizens of the drought-ridden Southwest are taking action to make sure precious fresh water is not wasted and spoiled through fracking.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on July 15, 2014

The Center for Media and Democracy and The Progressive are going to be busy at this year's Netroots Nation in Detroit, Michigan.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on June 18, 2014

For Chris Kobayashi and her husband, Dimi Rivera, it all started with Japanese cucumbers. "In 1997 we said, 'OK, let's grow Japanese cucumbers, but let's grow it organically,'" Kobayashi tells me as we walk around her farm in Hanalei Bay on Kaua'i's North Shore. "You know, because they are crispy, crunchy, and yummy and you can eat the skin and everything."

Posted by PR Watch Admin on June 17, 2014

Given its fragile and unusually rich ecology, the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i seems ill-suited as a site for agricultural experiments that use heavy amounts of toxic chemicals. But four transnational corporations -- Syngenta, BASF Plant Science, DuPont Pioneer, and Dow AgroSciences -- have been doing just those kinds of experiments here for about two decades, extensively spraying pesticides on their GMO test fields. As a result, the landscape on the southwest corner of the island has become one of the most toxic chemical environments in all of American agriculture.

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Bill Moyers presents "United States of ALEC," a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of -- ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.