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Koch Brothers Gave $21 Million To Groups Defending ExxonMobil's Climate Cover-up

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Connor Gibson

The Kochs have spent over $88 million in *traceable* funding to groups attacking climate change science, policy and regulation.

As Climate Deception Investigations Gain Momentum, ExxonMobil Plays the Victim

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.07.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul.

'Green News Report' -- April 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Judge rules children's federal climate change lawsuit may go forward; Big...

Coal Companies' Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.

The Wall Street Journal, Climate Change Denial, and the Galileo Gambit

Michael E. Mann | Posted 03.28.2016 | Green
Michael E. Mann

If any other industry took such drastic steps to hide obvious risks from its products, would they find such ready defenders in the editorial pages of Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal?

ExxonMobil in Denial About Climate Science Denial

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil's counteroffensive against allegations it deceived shareholders and the general public about climate change risks has a messaging problem. Company PR flacks just can't get their story straight.

American Energy Alliance Leads Front Group Attack on Wind PTC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 09.03.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Elected officials and the public should make note that while these groups claim to be "free market" think tanks and non-profits, in reality, they are operating as front groups for the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel interests with a financial interest in stoping the wind production tax credit.

Got Science? Why This Climate Scientist's Libel Case Matters

Seth Shulman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

What makes this case so important is that science, like free speech, needs protecting too. Sadly, we have been living in a period during which many parties -- often with funding from the fossil fuel industry -- have knowingly spread disinformation about climate change.

The Low Expectations of the Conservatism of Denial

Carl Pope | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Climate disruption, broadband access and crumbling bridges and roads have an odd thing in common: they have entered the never-never land of conservative denialism -- where they are simply not problems for which the right feels obliged to offer solutions.

Got Science? Who's Afraid of a 'Science Laureate?'

Seth Shulman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Seth Shulman

It is worth noting that, last month, a noncontroversial bill authorizing the president to appoint an annual "science laureate" was moving swiftly through the House and Senate with broad bipartisan support.

IPCC Report: Man-made Climate Change Is a Scientific Certainty

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Risk is risk. Those who refuse to gamble with the environment will continue to be pitted against those who refuse to recognize the imminent dangers facing our planet.

The Audacity of Action

Carl Pope | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The Beyond Coal focus has moved from stopping new plants to retiring the existing, outmoded, polluting fleet -- already 149 of 522 coal burners have announced retirement dates in the next few years, and the Pacific Coast will soon be a coal-free region.

Exclusive: Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

Steve Horn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

What were the EPA's motives for doing an about-face on a key multi-year taxpayer subsidized study?

Koch-Funded Climate Contrarians Make Mischief on Capitol Hill

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

With Congress about to head out of town for its summer recess, a Washington-based think tank is ramping up a campaign to foil any attempts to institute a tax on carbon emissions.

Rand Paul Tells 'Kind Of Mean' Joke About Police

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took aim at the U.S. Capitol Police Thursday night, joking that those who previously guarded Senate entrances now blocked due t...

Unreliable Sources 2: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Media
Elliott Negin

Part 2: To understand just how the fossil fuel industry has been laundering climate disinformation, there are few better places to start than with the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute.

The Reagan Fetish

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

I've learned from fifteen years in the eco-trenches that the fight to protect our planet from pollution is more than just a fight against ExxonMobil or Charles and David Koch; it's ultimately a fight against the Reagan legacy.

'Oh, She's a Porn Star, OK!' My Night at a Mad Men-Themed Gala for Libertarians

Death Race | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It's about an hour into the after-party when someone in the middle of the room, near a giant projector screen playing vintage television ads, begins banging his glass and yelling for everyone to be quiet.

Corporate Hyperbole

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

A guilty verdict should be rendered against the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) for misleading hyperbole associated with its defense of destructive mountaintop-removal mining.

Consider Externalities When Discussing Alternative Energy

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The price of an energy source should reflect not just its production costs but its impact on health, natural resources, and aesthetics. Without those inclusions, fossil fuels will be enjoying an economic advantage they don't deserve.

The Diseased Security of Denial

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

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New York Times 'Climategate' Editorial a Reminder That Media Have Failed Miserably Covering Climate Science

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Why did the media that covered Climategate not question the fact that the allegations about the integrity of climate science was coming from a network of climate deniers and oil-industry funded skeptic groups?

Green News Report -- April 1, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another recor...

Green News Report -- March 30, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China beats t...

President Obama Says "Let's Go," Special Interests Conjure Up New Distortions to Say No

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. John Kerry

On the biggest issue we can deal with in this Congress, President Obama just weighed in big-time, pounding the bully pulpit to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation. But, ahh, Washington.