Posted by Rebekah Wilce on November 03, 2014

Voters in cities and states across the United States will vote on a number of ballot propositions affecting the environment on Tuesday, November 4.

Rebekah Wilce

Rebekah Wilce is a reporter and researcher who directs CMD's Food Rights Network project.

Posted by Lisa Graves on October 30, 2014

Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape. Listen:

Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves is CMD's Executive Director. She has served as a senior advisor in all three branches of the federal government and other posts.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on September 30, 2014

Mining of the fine-grain sand needed for hydraulic fracturing is putting communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota at risk.

Rebekah Wilce

Rebekah Wilce is a reporter and researcher who directs CMD's Food Rights Network project.

Posted by Jessica Mason on September 12, 2014

An unexpectedly strong primary challenge from the left is forcing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reckon with public opposition to fracking.

Jessica Mason

Jessica Mason is a CMD research intern. She is completing her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.

Jessica Mason

Jessica Mason is a CMD research intern. She is completing her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Posted by Nick Surgey on April 23, 2014

An internal tracking document-- obtained from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by the Center for Media and Democracy/the Progressive Inc. under Texas public records law -- reveals the scope of ALEC's anti-environmental efforts in 2014.

Nick Surgey

Nick Surgey is CMD's Director of Research. His work has been featured in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

Posted by The PRW Staff on January 30, 2014

Did you see President Obama’s State of the Union? While the President had an optimistic tone, I saw the same theme of giving more power to corporations at the expense of the people.

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The author, PRW Staff, is for short reports/compilations that are attributable to more than one staffer or for staff posts of guest reporters.

Posted by Nick Surgey on June 05, 2013

The Illinois legislature has passed a fracking regulatory bill, expected to be signed into law by the governor, hailed by some environmental groups as the "toughest in the country." But other groups are highly critical, both of the bill and of the way some big environmental groups worked with legislators and industry to pass it into law.

Nick Surgey

Nick Surgey is CMD's Director of Research. His work has been featured in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

Posted by Meher Ahmad on January 18, 2013

Cover for the movie "Promised Land"Before Gus Van Sant's latest film Promised Land even premiered, the energy industry was up in arms, gearing up to counter the film's apparent anti-fracking stance with a barrage of "community" responses (read: thinly veiled corporate PR).

Posted by Mary Bottari on December 07, 2012

Fracking rigHow times have changed. Ten years ago the United States was looking at importing natural gas via massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, yet to be built. Now the country appears to be getting ready to significantly increase exports of LNG.

Mary Bottari

Mary Bottari, CMD's Deputy Director, is an experienced policy wonk and consumer advocate who has served as a senior analyst on trade.

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