obama administration

Obama energy pick led fracking study marred by conflicts of interest

March 20, 2013 - A watchdog group with a track record of uncovering conflicts of interest in fracking research has discovered that the president's energy nominee failed to disclose he was a director of a firm that profits from the shale gas industry at the time he released an influential study concluding the environmental impacts of the controversial gas drilling practice were "manageable."

INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the drone money

March 8, 2013 - In the wake of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) filibuster this week raising concerns about the Obama administration's policy on the domestic use of drones against U.S. civilians, we take a by-the-numbers look at U.S. drone use and drone makers' political clout.