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ALEC’s recent cockamamie schemes (and some good news)

Blog by Jason Schwartz | February 28, 2014

When it comes to obstructing the social good in the name of corporate welfare, few have been more effective in recent history than the American Legislative Exchange Council. That innocuous name, usually shortened to ALEC—as if to conjure thoughts...

Meet Ross Bhappu, the money behind coal export proposals on the Columbia River

Blog by Joe Smyth | February 25, 2014

The coal industry’s efforts to export huge amounts of taxpayer-owned coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia has generated unprecedented opposition in the Pacific Northwest – tens of thousands of people have rallied, attended public hearings, and...

Valentine VIDEO: ALEC is Duke Energy’s Corporate “Dating Service”

Blog by Connor Gibson | February 14, 2014

Over the last four years, Greenpeace has made a Valentine’s Day tradition of spoofing the influence peddling of corporate lobbyists and captured politicians. This year’s installment embodies the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC,...

NC to Duke Energy: Have You Dumped ALEC Yet?

Blog by Connor Gibson | December 10, 2013

UPDATE 12/11/13 from Bruce Henderson at the Charlotte Observer’s Earth & Energy blog: “Duke Energy isn’t saying whether it’s a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, the conservative, state-level policy group that is...

ALEC Forges New Bills for its Polluting Company Members

Blog by Connor Gibson | November 5, 2013

Update, Nov. 6: The description of net metering, below, has been expanded since this article was initially posted. As freshly reported by the Huffington Post, ALEC is winding down a year of mostly failed attacks on clean energy laws, concluding …...

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