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Water utility lobby flip flops on disaster prevention

Blog by Joe Smyth | February 11, 2011 4 comments

A hearing held today by a House subcommittee on Homeland Security focused on ways to make chemical facilities, including water treatment plants safer from terrorist attack. Of course, the best way to protect communities that are...

A glimpse of the Koch Brothers' dirty money network

Blog by Joe Smyth | January 30, 2011 6 comments

Greenpeace's airship flew over the Rancho Las Palmas resort Friday to send a message to the Koch Brothers and the arriving attendees of their secret strategy meeting - "Koch Brothers: Dirty Money" How much dirty money are we...

Polluterharmony on Valentines Day, from Capitol Hill to Canada

Blog by Joe Smyth | February 14, 2011

Valentines Day is a big deal for Polluterharmony , the #1 matchmaking site for polluters, politicians, and industry lobbyists. To help make sure that politicians and their staff know about the new Polluterharmony contest , we...

Investigation: oil refineries threaten millions with poison gas disaster

Blog by Joe Smyth | February 24, 2011 3 comments

Devastation from an explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 180 at the BP Texas City refinery on March 23, 2005. The Center for Public Integrity and ABC News have an extraordinary investigation that highlights...

Koch Brothers media manipulation: propaganda and hired thugs

Blog by Joe Smyth | February 4, 2011 2 comments

We've already seen how oil billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch push their polluter agenda through tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions, lobbying, and funding fronts groups and think tanks. Another way...

Polluterharmony Ads from Washington to Alaska

Blog by Joe Smyth | February 23, 2010 5 comments

When we launched Polluterharmony , we wanted to be sure that the new online dating service for polluters, lobbyists, and politicians reached those who need it most; all those lonely legislators looking for their very own match.  What...

"The fierce urgency of now"

Blog by Joe Smyth | December 17, 2009

Yesterday, a student activist and I went to the White House to deliver the names of the more than 50,000 Americans who have signed a Greenpeace petition calling on President Obama to secure a fair, ambitious, and binding climate treaty...

No New Coal in New Mexico!

Blog by Joe Smyth | May 1, 2009

There's exciting news here in New Mexico this week as the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn the permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in the Four Corners region. If built, the Desert Rock coal plant would further...

Congress: Stop listening to chemical industry lobbyists

Blog by Joe Smyth | March 4, 2011

Chemical and oil corporations operate facilities all around the United States that threaten millions of Americans with a poison gas disaster, and since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, it has become especially clear to...

Oil and coal on the Mississippi Delta

Blog by Joe Smyth | October 24, 2010

Yesterday the Arctic Sunrise headed up the Mississippi River toward New Orleans, and along the way our team documented a mile long stretch of oil on the ocean surface just west of the Mississippi Delta. This comes more than six...

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