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Documents: Cheniere Fuels ALEC's New Push for Fracked Gas Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

Clock Ticking For Obama On Climate Change

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's national plan to combat climate change will include the first-ever regulations to limit carbon dioxide emi...

Clean Coal Turnabout?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Okay, it's past Thanksgiving and the election is long over, but a series of ads I saw on television on election night keep playing in my mind. They were about the virtues of coal. Why would such ads stay with me? Let me explain.

The Hypocrisy of 'Clean Coal'

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Rebranding dirty old coal as "clean coal" doesn't magically make the filth disappear.

Clean Coal Lobbyists Mock Protest Movement

Republic Report | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

The coal lobby just kicked off a $40 million campaign to manipulate the election cycle. In 2008, the industry planted questions in town hall events to...

One Step Backwards, One Step Forward

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on behalf of New York and ten other states with the mission of compelling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue new regulations on soot pollution.

House Committee Expands Investigation Into Coal Group's Lobbying

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming has expanded its investigation into the lobbying activities of the American Coali...

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

Investigation Launched Into Clean Coal Coalition Forged Letters

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will investigate a string of fraudulent letters addressed to lawmakers that criti...

AstroTurf Lobbying Is Moving To The Mainstream

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The National Journal examines the growing but controversial practice of so-called grassroots lobbying -- a segment of the industry that remains unregu...

American University Takes Out Ad Thanking Embattled Lobbyist

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

American University's public affairs program is under fire after publicly thanking a controversial grassroots lobbyist, according to the National Jour...

Turning Up the Pressure on the U.S Chamber of Commerce

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.

Coal Coalition Knew About Fake Letters Before Climate Vote

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Associated Press reports a coal group and two lobbying contractors knew that letters sent to lawmakers were fraudulent before the vote on climate...

ACCCE Coal Lobby Targeting Key Democrats In Senate Climate Debate

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

America's Power Army, the sister organization to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, sent an email this week to its Astroturf "army" laying out the coal lobby's plans to barrage key Democratic targets.

Another Forged Letter By Clean Coal Lobbyists

Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Another forged letter criticizing the House's climate change bill can be traced to the lobbying firm working for the American Coalition for Clean Coal...

Green News Report - September 3, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: California burning; Killing wolves; Recycling the Great Pacific Garbage Patch... PLUS: A Fracture in the Clean Coal Coalit...

Is Controversial Coal Lobby Front Group ACCCE on the Verge of Implosion?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Duke Energy announced today that it has left the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the dirty coal front group lobbying against Congressional action on climate change.

Duke Energy Quits Controversial Coal Lobby Front Group

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Energy companies are beginning to realize that siding with front groups like the coal lobby put them on the wrong side of the clean energy issue.

Green News Report - September 1, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Fires rage across California as Hurricane Jimena bears down on Baja; Lights out for incandescent lightbulbs; The Summer of...

Bonner & Associates Never Contacted Rep. Perriello and Several Charities Defrauded In Forged Letter Scandal

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

This latest evidence of insincerity and misinformation adds to a growing heap of scandals plaguing the coal industry's attempts to weaken action on climate and energy security.

Bonner & Associates Coached Employees To Lie To Generate Letters to Congress - Will Congress Reign In Such Astroturf?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The clear solution: end the astroturf loophole in the Lobby Disclosure Act

ACCCE Coal Lobby Drops Bonner & Associates Over Forged Letters

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Bonner & Associates has a long record of shady Astroturf work on behalf of many polluting industries, pharmaceutical companies and Big Tobacco.

The Brutal Battle to Kill King Coal

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

A prolonged, determined effort is going to be necessary to end the life of King Coal.

Congress Should Expose or Outlaw Astroturfers

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

If Bonner's clients are that desperate to have a voice on Capitol Hill, Congress should call a hearing, inquiring into just how much influence is being peddled through phony organizations.