On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Global Energy Monitor and CMD announce the launching of comprehensive fossil fuel tracking site that provides valuable research tools for activists, journalists, and policymakers.
Koch Industries spent $2.7 million in the first quarter of 2020 on lobbying Congress to block climate progress, weaken environmental protections, and protect its bottom line.
Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.
As Republican Attorneys General faced 2018 re-election bids and continued their legal challenges to Obama-era environmental regulations, fossil fuel companies poured millions of dollars into the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), a political nonprofit that spends money to elect GOP AGs. That trend has continued into this year. From 2017 through mid-2019, oil, gas, and coal companies, trade associations, fossil fuel utilities, and industry executives donated over $6.7 million to RAGA, a CMD investigation has found.
The legislation, SB 33, is modeled after an ALEC proposal, and its corporate backers are big contributors to the Republican party and legislators in Ohio.
In a press release, the Governor echoed oil and gas industry talking points, which the Center for Media and Democracy revealed earlier, saying, "Today, I signed Assembly Bill 426, which aims to ensure each energy provider is treated the same under the law while still protecting the right to exercise free speech and the right to assembly."
Congressional recipients of Koch money lead charge on bad energy legislation.
Hatemonger David Horowitz takes center stage at ALEC Conference in NOLA.
ALEC holds annual Spring Task Force Summit April 27 in Grand Rapids.
Emails reveal close ties between former Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, ALEC and the Kochs' Americans for Prosperity Group.