June 13, 2012 -
State lawmakers rushing to legalize a controversial method of natural-gas drilling got a visit from the former mayor of a rural Texas town where fracking is booming. Calvin Tillman shared a cautionary tale about what the gas industry can do to a community's landscape, residents' health and property rights.
June 11, 2012 -
NC WARN, a group that advocates for clean energy policies, has launched a campaign to provide free solar electric and hot water systems to organizations serving the poor.
May 11, 2012 -
John Droz of the American Tradition Institute, a fossil fuel-funded advocacy group that works to discredit climate science, was the mastermind of an effort that called for setting up "dummy businesses" to buy anti-wind power billboards and creating a "counter-intelligence branch" to track the industry.
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.
December 15, 2011 -
Federal regulators have ruled that the plan to create the nation's largest electric utility could allow the company to act anti-competitively. The decision comes after major environmental groups struck a deal that would have required the merged company to promote greener power.
December 9, 2011 -
The American Legislative Exchange Council, American Tradition Institute and the John Locke Foundation are preaching against wind energy and renewable mandates in presentations that play fast and loose with the facts.
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.