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Coal Companies' Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.13.2017 | Green
Elliott Negin

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

EPA Clean Power Plan Attacks Based on Flawed Reports

Gabe Elsner | Posted 08.27.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Critics of President Barack Obama's landmark regulation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions almost always highlight a series of flawed studies to attack the Clean Power Plan. In fact, many are often paid for by utility or fossil fuel interests.

The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel and Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

Gabe Elsner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

While some fossil fuel companies claim they support renewable energy, actions behind the scenes tell a different story. Many are backing front groups to create barriers for the deployment of renewables. These front groups serve as a critical component, adding a supposed "independent" voice to state energy policy debates.

Kate Sheppard

Charles Koch Linked To Creation Of Nonprofit Defender Of Fossil Fuels: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Documents uncovered by Republic Report link billionaire Charles Koch to the formation of a nonprofit that would later become the Institu...

The Koch Brothers Are Still Trying to Break Wind

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.

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.

Koch-Funded Prop 23 Campaign Manufacturing Science

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

It seems the Koch brothers will stop at nothing in order to protect the status quo fossil-fuel addiction that is saddling the global economy and wrecking the climate.

Greenpeace Unmasks Koch Industries' Funding of Climate Denial Industry

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Since 1997, Koch Industries and its PACs have given nearly $50 million to climate change-denying groups like Americans for Prosperity, known for its role in organizing the tea party movement.