energy industry

ALEC fights coal ash protections on polluters' behalf

April 30, 2012 - Embroiled in controversy for its role in passing "Stand Your Ground", the American Legislative Exchange Council also worked to block federal regulation of toxic power plant waste that's contaminating groundwater supplies across the country -- and it turns out that the group has close ties to major coal ash polluters.  

VOICES: Solyndra's fossil fuel cousins

September 23, 2011 - Republicans are exploiting the bankruptcy filing of the federally-backed solar equipment company to delegitimize Obama's renewable energy policies, but they're ignoring the fact that he's also promoted coal and nuclear power.