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Documents: Cheniere Fuels ALEC's New Push for Fracked Gas Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Media for Sale: Coal Lobby Buys Politico, Real Clear Politics Events

David Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
David Halperin

Last week, the political news website Real Clear Politics hosted a Washington D.C. event. Held at the gleaming Newseum, site of many such events, it was entitled, "U.S. Energy Policy: The Road Ahead," and appeared to be a genuine policy discussion. It was, in fact, an infomercial.

Coal Front Group ACCCE Launches Ad Campaign Ahead of Presidential Debates

Kert Davies | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green
Kert Davies

Twenty four hours before the first debate, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), a front group for the coal industry, launched a new ad as part of a $35 million dollar PR campaign. It's hardly surprising that Romney proudly announced, "I like coal!"

Turning Up the Pressure on the U.S Chamber of Commerce

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow, Ed Markey Discuss Lobbyist Fraudsters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On last night's Rachel Maddow Show, she focused attention on two lobbying firms that have recently taken a turn in the baleful eye of the spotlight: s...

Greens Have Finally Got the Big Mo

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Since the summer, greens have had one good break after another. Unlike after An Inconvenient Truth, the latest dramas are not pop culture events, but political achievements inside the Beltway.

ACCCE Coal Lobby Targeting Key Democrats In Senate Climate Debate

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

America's Power Army, the sister organization to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, sent an email this week to its Astroturf "army" laying out the coal lobby's plans to barrage key Democratic targets.

PG&E Quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nike Fed Up Too

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Bravo to Pacific Gas & Electric for taking a stand against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's head-in-the-sand approach to climate change threats.

Dominoes Keep Falling for Clean Coal Coalition

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

The defections of Duke Energy and Alstom Power are clear signs that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has gone too far--even for energy companies like Duke that are heavily invested in coal.

Green News Report - September 3, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: California burning; Killing wolves; Recycling the Great Pacific Garbage Patch... PLUS: A Fracture in the Clean Coal Coalit...

Duke Energy Quits Controversial Coal Lobby Front Group

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Energy companies are beginning to realize that siding with front groups like the coal lobby put them on the wrong side of the clean energy issue.

Green News Report - September 1, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Fires rage across California as Hurricane Jimena bears down on Baja; Lights out for incandescent lightbulbs; The Summer of...

Bonner & Associates Spin Machine in Full Gear To Defend Sullied Brand

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Where is the rogue temporary employee to defend himself and shed light on the way Bonner's sweat-shop pro-coal lobby operation operates?

ACCCE Coal Lobby Drops Bonner & Associates Over Forged Letters

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Bonner & Associates has a long record of shady Astroturf work on behalf of many polluting industries, pharmaceutical companies and Big Tobacco.

Congress Should Expose or Outlaw Astroturfers

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

If Bonner's clients are that desperate to have a voice on Capitol Hill, Congress should call a hearing, inquiring into just how much influence is being peddled through phony organizations.

Big Oil Companies Behind "Citizen" Protests Of Climate Bill

nytimes.com | CLIFFORD KRAUSS and JAD MOUAWAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON -- Hard on the heels of the health care protests, another citizen movement seems to have sprung up, this one to oppose Washington's attempts t...

Five More Forged Letters Uncovered From Bonner & Associates' Work for DC Coal Lobby - Read Them Here

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Five new forged letters fraudulently sent to Congressmembers have turned up in an ongoing Congressional investigation into the Astroturf campaign laun...

Townhall Mobs -- Brought to You by Big Oil and Dirty Coal

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

There's considerable evidence that these astroturf corporate lobbying operations are also trying to derail clean energy jobs legislation.

Today's Green News Report

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Now available on Apple iTunes! Subscribe for FREE here!... IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: 'Cash for Clunkers' -- now with more cash!; 'Astroturfing' -- no...

Green News Report - August 4, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Now available on Apple iTunes! Subscribe for FREE here!... IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The Democracy of Lobbyists; The forgeries of 'Clean Coal'... PLU...

The Forger's Dilemma

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

What's an organization whose core mission is to create a false impression supposed to do when its hired agents add an additional, unauthorized layer of falsity to the scheme?

Members of Congress Received Fraudulent Letters Paid for by Coal Companies

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

A burst of developments Monday considerably raised the profile of the latest attempt by polluting industries to thwart environmental legislation through fraudulent mailings to Congress.

Ad Firm Behind "Clean Coal" Marketing Plan Releases Brag Sheet

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

A tight knit group of major coal players are all working together with their ad firms and spindoctors to convince us that clean coal (like fat-free doughnuts) actually exists.

Debate: Roberts v. 'Clean Coal' Flack Joe Lucas

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

There was an online debate between me and Joe Lucas, spokesflack for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. When he received my questions, he ran off like a pansy.

Coal Industry Front Group CEO Refuses to Say Whether Burning Coal Causes Global Warming (VIDEO)

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

How can an industry that refuses to even acknowledge that it's part of the problem be part of the solution?