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Tree Hugging Ain't the (Only) Reason Californians Endorsed Climate and Clean Energy (Prop. 23)

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Just after Labor Day, the race was tied, and with only ten days to go, the lead was barely in double digits. The ultimate 22-point defeat of Prop. 23 arose because of tremendous work by a broad coalition.

California Voters Say Hell No to Texas Oil and Proposition 23

Becky Bond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Becky Bond

The story of this election is not that Silicon Valley businessmen outspent the Texas oil men. It's that voters, educated and mobilized by the grassroots, fought back against an outrageous corporate power grab.

Outcome of U.S. Midterm Election Already Clear: Polluters Win Again

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The anti-science caucus is coming to a Congress near you, and we have polluters and wealthy corporate fat cats largely to thank for it.

The Corporate Financing of Voter Suppression

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

2010 is seeing an increase in corporate funded Jim Crow-style voter suppression campaigns -- conspicuously orchestrated efforts by Republicans and Tea Party groups to intimidate voters of color and keep them away from the polls.

Green News Report: October 28, 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: Congrats Ex...

Mapping the Money and PR Behind Prop 23

Ryan Van Lenning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ryan Van Lenning

At least 92% of contributions being pumped into Prop 23 are from energy companies that would be regulated by the energy and climate legislation they are trying to overturn.

Koch Industries Meets College Student's Prop 23 Debate Challenge With Security Chief

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Joel Francis, the Cal State-Los Angeles senior and Marine Corps veteran, on Tuesday delivered his debate challenge letter in person to Koch Industries...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

Jurassic Ballot: When Corporations Ruled the Earthrop 23

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

The oil dinosaurs want to win so badly in my home state because the nation often follows where California goes. Winning, however, depends on what happens when voters look at that deceptive label, "California Jobs Initiative," on their ballot.

Charles Koch & David Koch, Billionaire Brothers, Bankroll Tea Party

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much les...

Shadow Campaigning: What Do They Expect in Return?

Dan Pfeiffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Pfeiffer

The American people no longer have the right to know who is financing ads that are overwhelmingly spreading exaggerations and falsehoods in an attempt to influence an election. This is a problem.

Charles Koch Challenged to Debate Prop. 23 by California Student Leader Joel Francis

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Student leader Joel Francis challenges Charles Koch to meet him "anytime, anywhere in the state before election day" to explain why Koch is meddling with democracy in a state he doesn't even live in.

Fed up, California student forces debate with Koch Bros on Prop 23

Whit Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

Update: An action page has been created to show support for Joel - Stand with Joel! Cal State Los Angeles Senior Joel Francis issued a debate challen...

Major GOP Donors Heading To Palm Springs In January To Plan For Next Election

New York Times | KATE ZERNIKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A secretive network of Republican donors is heading to Palm Springs for a long weekend in January, but it will not be to relax after a hard-fought ele...

Lucia Graves

Republican Global Warming Deniers Funded By Energy Industry | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey drew headlines when he said in a local radio interview on Friday, that the degree to which human activity is ...

Video Disputes Billionaire Koch's Claim that he is not involved in Tea Party

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Grandia

2010-10-13-koch.jpgWatch AFP affiliates report to David Koch on their success on organizing one of the "largest tea parties in the country".

Standing Up Against the Oil Lobby, in California and Beyond

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Attacks from the oil lobby aren't over, and its reach is spreading. Critical federal laws like the Clean Air Act and state climate change laws must be defended, in California and beyond.

Our Rinky Dink Scandal Culture

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glenn Hurowitz

A WSJ story on the stocks held by the staff of some members of Congress is journalism based on the notion that every database deserves its own sensationalistic expose -- even when the information in the database is relatively ho-hum.

10/10/10 Global Work Party: How Social Media Made It Happen

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With international negotiations at a standstill,, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.

Tea Party Diversity Effort Is a Public Relations Scam

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Real diversity means inclusion and tolerance of different viewpoints, backgrounds, orientations and lifestyles, not tokenism. So, if you are a diverse applicant for admission to the Tea Party gang, know what you're dealing with.

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.

Why Do Texas Energy Companies Hate California?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Enron is gone, collapsed under the weight of their own greed and corruption. But it is clear that the fossil fuel pushers from Texas don't want to see California go into rehab.

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: VA-09

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the nineteenth article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candid...

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: AZ-08

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the eighteenth article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candid...

"Kochtopus" Hits New York and California

Robert S. Eshelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. Eshelman

Comprehensive climate and energy legislation is dead in the U.S. Congress. Now the network of Koch Industries-funded groups that played a central role in its defeat have entered the political fray on the state and regional level.