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Coal and Oil Polluters Dominate ALEC Conference

Blog by Connor Gibson | July 31, 2014

Written with Nick Surgey of The Center for Media and Democracy. Image courtesy of CMD’s PR Watch. Who’s pulling the strings at the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council‘s (ALEC) conference in Dallas, Texas, this week? According to...

K Street Confrontation: Greenpeace Questions Coal Lobbyist Jeff Holmstead (VIDEO)

Blog by Connor Gibson | June 20, 2014

If you’re a coal lobbyist like Jeff Holmstead, getting stuck in an elevator with Greenpeace activists is an inconvenient occupational hazard. It’s worse if you can’t catch a cab during an uncomfortable conversation about your work to attack...

Citizen Koch Film Finally Premiers in U.S. Cities After David Koch Censorship

Blog by Connor Gibson | June 6, 2014

A documentary is finally about to see the light of day, after being defunded and subject to de facto censorship thanks to the influence of billionaire David Koch of Koch Industries. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s Citizen Koch examines how the...

Bill Koch is the latest executive to leave the coal business, saying it “has kind of...

Blog by Joe Smyth | March 17, 2014

Another executive has apparently decided to ditch the shrinking US coal mining industry: Bill Koch, who made billions selling petcoke and coal with his company Oxbow Carbon. Energy and Environment News reports: “The coal business in the United...

Peabody Energy and ALEC helping legislators help themselves to corporate money

Blog by Jason Schwartz | March 5, 2014

In a post over at the blog PRWatch, Nick Surgey discusses an internal Peabody Energy document received by the Center for Media and Democracy. In it, Peabody instructs legislators on ways to get as much cash as possible from corporate sponsors to...

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