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- Alabama coal baron and conservative activist Shaun McCutcheon doesn’t feel that $123,200 buys him enough influence in DC. He wants a Citizens United 2.
- Fossil fuel companies operating in the U.S. and Canada made $271 billion dollars in profit in 2012, while continuing to receive billions in subsidies.
- The House Energy and Power Subcommittee will be holding a major hearing on climate change today that was bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry.
- This past Spring the Obama Administration took an important (and little reported) step towards more aggressively addressing climate change. They increased the social cost of carbon.
- The 40 Senators voting against Gina McCarthy's nomination for EPA Administrator would have voted against anyone who would even consider measures that could affect the fossil fuel industry...thanks to $25 million in dirt energy money.
- New analysis by Oil Change International revealed today that the 8 Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee who boycotted a vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the US Environmental Protection Agency have received over $5.2 million in campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests.
- Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to hear that the GOP-led Natural Resources committee of the House of Representatives followed the Energy and Commerce Committee’s lead in voting to advance a bill designed to circumvent normal process and force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Even more astute readers will also not...
Continue reading 'Natural Resources Committee votes for Big Oil'.
- Pro-KXL representatives in the House Energy and Commerce Committee's pro-KeystoneXL vote today have received more than 6 times more in campaign contributions from Big Oil than those that voted against it.
- For Immediate Release: March 22, 2013 Contact: Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, email@example.com Senators Supporting KXL Took Nearly $31 Million From Fossil Fuel Industry Before Vote Average KXL Supporter has Taken 3.5 Times More Money from Industry Than Non-Supporters Washington, DC– New analysis today from Oil Change International reveals that supporters of the just-passed non-binding Keystone XL...
Continue reading 'Statement on Hoeven pro-Keystone XL amendment'.
- Amidst a flurry of votes today in the Senate on various amendments being tacked on to the Senate Budget Resolution is likely to be an amendment spearheaded by Senator Hoeven from North Dakota that would call for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The non-binding Hoeven amendment — co-sponsored by Senators Hoeven (R-ND), Baucus...
Continue reading 'Oily Keystone XL amendment expected today in the Senate'.