COP24 meets in Katowice, Poland, Dec. 3-14, 2018.
Bill pushed by big oil and ALEC would chill environmental protests with the threat of harsh jail terms and fines.
By Don Wiener and Arn Pearson
Newly released figures show that Koch Industries has spent almost 20 percent more on federal lobbying expenses so far this year than it had at the same time last year. With the U.S. House in Democratic hands, Koch, like other fossil fuel companies, is forced to play defense on energy issues, along with pushing back against Trump trade policies.
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The Wisconsin bill echoes similar "critical infrastructure protection" model bills pushed out by the American Legislative Exchange Council and the Council of State Governments over the last two years.
Plastic Industry Association works with ALEC to block regulation of single-use plastics.
The SEC has denied ExxonMobil's request to prevent a shareholder vote on a resolution requiring the oil giant to disclose its political spending, including "dark money" contributions to advocacy groups and trade associations.
U.S. EPA fines paper company $79,000 for illegal stormwater discharges.
Global climate actions kicked off by the young Swedish teen, Greta Thurnberg, nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize this week.
These anti-protest bills adopted by ALEC and by CSG allow prosecutors to impose large fines and felonies, not only on individuals who are arrested, but organizations that are deemed to be supporting those individuals.