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Front Groups Spread Disinformation in Attempt to Freeze Ohio Cleantech Laws

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These pro-clean technology policies are creating jobs and helping ratepayers -- it's a win-win for Ohio, just not for utility and fossil fuel interests that want to sell more dirty electricity.

'Green News Report' - April 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Cli...

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rightwing Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you!'...

How Environmentalists Created the Koch Brothers, and How the Heartland Institute Radicalized Environmentalists

Bill Shireman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Bill Shireman

We created the demon Koch brothers. We made them not just our adversaries but our deeply committed enemies, lacking in nuance, matching our simplistic caricatures, who fear us as much as we fear them.

Stink Tanks: Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.

Climate Deniers, Meet Joe Camel

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In short, the global warming deniers are as wrong as the smoke-blowers who said in the 1960s that a pack a day was fine. No one seriously argues today that tobacco isn't bad for you -- and if they did, no one would listen.

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.

Unreliable Sources 5: How the News Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Given the Heartland Institute's penchant for misrepresenting science, you would think reporters would be curious about who finances its work. You would be wrong.

Koch News Is Bad News

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Timothy Karr

What do you get two billionaire brothers who already have everything? According to the New York Times, the Kochs want a national media presence as well.

Valentine's Day at the Heartland Institute

Mark Boslough | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Mark Boslough

Scientists have long known that the Heartland Institute is a fake science organization. Now we have the documentation to prove it. It's not a think tank. It's a fake tank. Thanks for the Valentine, Heartland!

5 Tips for Handling Climate Skeptics in 2013

Mike Bellamente | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Mike Bellamente

As social issues go, climate change is about as sexy as a lesson in physics. We have no fancy pink ribbons and there are no cuddly puppies to hand out as a reward for paying the problem any mind.

Global Warming: Scholarship vs. Pseudoscholarship

Mark Boslough | Posted 03.08.2013 | Science
Mark Boslough

There have been many climate-change debates among scientists as well as non-scientists. We need to recognize the difference between a scientific debate and other forms of disagreement. Science has ground rules. Those who don't follow the rules cannot legitimately claim to be participating in a scientific debate.

Koch Brothers Fund Bogus Studies to Kill Renewable Energy

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

You can say one thing about the Koch brothers: They don't let the facts get in their way. But the truth about renewable electricity standards is that they have not significantly increased rates. In some cases, rates have even dropped a bit.

'Green News Report' - November 27, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

Union of Concerned Scientists Launches a New Center for Science and Democracy

James A. Shapiro | Posted 12.07.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Contributing to UCS and getting involved in its activities are far more effective ways of supporting science in America than putting comments on the blog.

'Won't Back Down' Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the movie's stars take to the airwaves this week to promote the film, it is unlikely they will discuss the agenda of the film's billionaire backers or the right-wing politicians and for-profit firms who are promoting the parent trigger idea.


J Henry Fair | Posted 11.10.2012 | Science
J Henry Fair

We have been fighting the war for public (and legislative) opinion on climate change for 20 years, and we are losing. In that time, the science has become more certain, yet the number of people who believe it has decreased. We need to change our game.

Could Climate Change Be a Disaster for the GOP?

David Vognar | Posted 08.31.2012 | Green
David Vognar

Climate change is emerging as a wedge issue even among Republicans, with only a majority of the most conservative Republicans preferring traditional energy over alternative energy.

Has Climate Denial Reached the Turning Point?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

I would argue that Heartland's billboard was more than just a matter of living in a bubble: climate deniers are at a turning point. The oil industry and petroleum supporters are backed into a corner on the issue of climate change.

The Planet Wreckers

Bill McKibben | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

Because the GOP has been so unreasonable, the President clearly feels he can take the environmental vote by staying silent, which means the odds that he'll do anything dramatic in the next four years grow steadily smaller.

The People-Power-Inflicted Downfall of Heartland

Daniel Souweine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Daniel Souweine

Institutions like Heartland don't fail just because they lie to the public. Institutions like Heartland only crumble when people speak up and say they are tired of being lied to, and provide a credible threat to whoever makes the misinformation possible.

How Worried Should We Be About Climate Change?

David Vognar | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
David Vognar

Simply put: Is climate change something to be worried about enough to take bold action against or something to merely keep an eye on?

Achy Breaky Heartland Institute: May Chicago Meeting Brief

Kert Davies | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Kert Davies

The crowd assembled in Chicago this week at the 7th Heartland Denial-Palooza meeting is a who's who of individuals and organizations that have actively conspired to derail global warming policy and science for the last two decades.

Lucia Graves

Heartland Spin-off 'Will Not Promote Climate Skepticism' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute's insurance research project, formerly the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, which on Friday announc...

Lucia Graves

Controversial Billboard Prompts Internal Rifts At Heartland | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute announced Friday the spin-off of its insurance research project, effective May 31. The departure comes just a we...