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#DirtyDenier$ Day 8: Shelley Moore Capito

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Mining interests support Capito, and she has supported them by voting numerous times against the health and safety of Americans. In 2013 alone, she voted against safeguards for the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the lands that belong to the American public.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 6: Scott Brown

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In 2012, Massachusetts voters decided they didn't like Senator Scott Brown's loyalty to Big Oil and they voted him out of the Senate. This year, he's back, but in New Hampshire, where he is trying to unseat Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 5: Congressman John M. Shimkus

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's not just dirty money that earns Congressman Shimkus today's Dirty Denier award, it's his opposition to reducing dangerous carbon pollution.

Kate Sheppard

The Government Is Still Spending Billions To Subsidize Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Over the past five years, the Obama administration has repeatedly called for cutting fossil fuel subsidies in the form of tax breaks a...

Invest In the Future -- Not in Fossil Fuels

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are worried about pollution -- oil trains running through their towns, fracking in their neighborhoods, coal dust in their air. They're worried about what the future will look like for their children if carbon pollution continues unchecked.

Paul Blumenthal

After Record $5 Billion Pollution Settlement, Oil Company Still Has Friends On Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A joint fundraising committee controlled by Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) received contrib...

Restoring Louisiana's Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy -- Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

A Louisiana elected official once said "the flag of Texaco flies over the Louisiana State Capitol." Right now that flag is flapping in the face of every citizen.

UN Climate Chief Urges Radical Clean-Up Of Oil, Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

(Corrects paragraph 11 to "trillion tonnes" from "billion tonnes") * Figueres says three quarters of reserves may have to stay in gro...

Many Of America's Fastest Growing Areas Are Near Oil And Gas Fields

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. New 2013 census information released Thursday...

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Skipping Climate Change All-Nighter Raised Far More Oil And Gas Money Than Participants

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 30 senators set to occupy the Senate floor Monday for an all-night talkathon on climate change have raised substantially less from t...

Air Pollution Limits For Oil And Gas Industry Approved In Colorado

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Colorado health and environment officials on Sunday approved new rules to limit air pollut...

Newspaper Investigation Questions Oil Field Safety

AP | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — Injury claims, government data and public records of oil field accidents since the start of the onshore drilling and fracking boom in...

John Kasich's Advisers Knew Of Plan To Target 'Eco-Left' As State Promoted Fracking Effort

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Top advisers to Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) were aware of a plan that the state's Department of Natural Resources was undertaking to target the "eco-lef...

Kate Sheppard

Oil And Gas Lobby Lays Out 2014 Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The oil industry's leading lobby group, the American Petroleum Institute, debuted its 2014 agenda on Tuesday: Keystone, Keystone, and ...

Kate Sheppard

Oil Industry Loves Plan To Lift Ban On Crude Exports

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The oil industry's leading trade group on Tuesday praised Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R) call for a review of the country's effective ...

Kate Sheppard

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department of Interior, is...

Kate Sheppard

What Do Chevron And ALEC Have Against The Lesser Prairie Chicken?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The American Legislative Exchange Council and Chevron are teaming up to spread awareness of what they say is a serious threat to energ...

Jared Gilmour

Investors Might Want To Think Twice About The Promise Of Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

The Keystone XL pipeline could encourage risky investments in the Alberta oil sands, according to a report released Monday by a climate change think t...

Wind Energy Threat to Birds Is Overblown

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

There's no getting around the fact that we have to wean the world off fossil fuels as soon as possible, and one of the answers, my friend, is blowing in the wind.

Jared Gilmour

House Republicans Passed Three Bills To Help The Natural Gas Industry Just This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House have been busy this week, passing three pieces of legislation that would help the natural gas industry by circu...

Fracking Industry Campaign Contributions At Record Levels

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Fracking industry contributions to congressional campaigns spiked 231 percent between 2004 and 2012 in districts and states with fracking activity, ac...

Kate Sheppard

Pipeline Regulators Spent More Time With Industry Than On Oil Spills (REPORT)

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Department office charged with overseeing the 2.6 million miles of pipelines in the United States is spending more ti...

'Father Of Fracking' Dies At 94

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 07.27.2013 | Green

HOUSTON -- George P. Mitchell leveraged a penchant for hard work, an appetite for risk and dogged persistence in the face of futility into a technolog...

Oil And Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence In Colorado: Report

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.31.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– A report released Thursday by Colorado Ethics Watch describes oil-and-gas industry spending...

Spend, Baby, Spend!

Luis Toro | Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver
Luis Toro

The last session of the Colorado legislature saw the passage of many historic bills on topics from civil unions to election administration and much more. It was striking, however, to see that the history-making changes did not extend to regulation of Colorado's oil and gas industry.