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"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.

AB 32 in the National Spotlight

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

By Ann Notthoff Originally posted on The MarkUp. As summer turns to fall and hopes for federal climate action fade, all eyes are turned to Californi...

Sam Stein

Koch Industries Slammed By DNC For Laying Off 118 Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ratcheting up the fireworks with Koch Industries even further, the Democratic National Committee harshly criticized the private energy conglomerate on...

Sam Stein

Koch Industries Slams White House For Making It Political Bogeyman

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A spokesman for Koch Industries, the private energy conglomerate that has taken a leading role in bankrolling conservative causes, forcefully lashed o...

Blight at the Museum: The Smithsonian's Cloudy Climate Science (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

An exhibit on evolution & climate at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History that doesn't even mention manmade climate pollution or the cur...

Green News Report: September 7, 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: We're back...

Don't Drink the Tea! Vote and Be Active in the 2010 Elections

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

2010-09-07-madhatter1.jpg Everyone knows that a good cup of tea relies on two things: the quality of the tea leaves and the quality of the water. The Tea Party movement seems not to care about either.

NOT My Cup of Tea

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Finally! Jane Mayer's identified the engine and the mind of the PR blitz know as the Tea Party. She's blown Charles and David Koch's cover sky high,...

Koch Industries Funds Attack on Science Linking Formaldehyde and Cancer

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Further revelations have come to light since the recent expose in the New Yorker about Koch Industries' David Koch and his company's involvement in the industry-led effort to downplay the links between formaldehyde and cancer.

Koch Industries Donates $1 Million to Prop 23 Effort To Kill California Climate Law

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

As the world looks more closely, it seems the Kochs have their hands in all sorts of anti-democratic pies, and now we know that undermining California voters' choice to confront climate change is among them.

Right-Wing Cash Flows Into Florida, Turns Up Heat

Richard Hebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Hebert

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, there they go again. In this case, "they" are the brothers Koch, billionaire oil tycoons David and Charles, operating through their tax-exempt organization, innocuously named Americans for Prosperity. As soon as the results from Florida's primary were in, they opened their wallets and bought $1.4 million in attack ads in Florida, Arizona, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

If You Care About Clean Energy, You Should Care About Midterm Elections Too

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Candidates need to know that clean energy and global warming matter so much to voters that some lawmakers will lose their jobs because they didn't act boldly enough.

All Hat, No Cattle

Matthew Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Anderson

It seems that many of Ron Paul's and Ralph Nader's suggestions, though decried by both major parties during the last election cycle, have now surfaced to take on great meaning in government.

Bjorn Lomborg Now Says Climate Change 'Chief Concern,' Calls for Carbon Tax

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

It appears Bjorn Lomborg has come to his senses. The long-time global warming contrarian now acknowledges that climate change is "a challenge humanity must confront."

Take Back the Streets From Beck, Palin, Fox News, The Koch Brothers, and the Tea Party

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Republicans who vote down unemployment insurance and try to pass more tax cuts for the rich should be scared to show up in public. It's time for progressives to rediscover their history of mass protests.

Frank Rich Takes On The Billionaire 'Sugar Daddies' Backing The Tea Party

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. ...

Green News Report: August 26, 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: Aid slowly...

The U.S. Military's 1947 Warning on Intolerance

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

It is and always has been a risk in free societies that those interested in power or ideology will take advantage of those freedoms to deny the same to others.

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: OH-01

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

This is the third article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candidates in key races around the country. ...

Capitalism Is Killing Us

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

Capitalism is killing us, with the exception of the handful of capitalists who thrive because they successfully pimped the system and bought the corrupt politicians, Democrats and Republicans alike.

Green News Report: August 24, 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: Egg-gregio...

Koch Brothers Called Out for Waging War Against Obama

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

This is not the first time questions have been raised about Koch Industries' involvement with and funding of the extreme right wing and climate science denial.

Koch Industries Investigation NYC: Greenpeace Climate Crime Unit VIDEO

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kert Davies

Greenpeace's investigation into oil billionaires David and Charles Koch and their funding of climate denial organizations led our Climate Crime Unit ...

Koch Industries' Unsolicited Emails: More Questions Than Answers

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Is Koch Industries the largest funder of climate science denying organizations in the world and whether that's true or not, what's Koch Industries' position on climate change?

Koch Industries is NOT funding Tea Party Tax Day

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Grandia

Why am I so sure that Koch Industries, the 2nd largest private corporation in America and major donor to the right-wing libertarian movement, has abso...