oil and gas industry

The environmental prosecution gap

August 25, 2014 - Following the $16 billion Justice Department settlement with North Carolina-based Bank of America for financial crimes, Dirt Diggers Digest looks at prosecution of corporate crime of another sort -- and finds less-than-vigorous prosecution for environmental offense.

Koch-backed group involved in Senate race in NC faces complaint for misleading IRS on political spending

August 14, 2014 - The 60 Plus Association shelled out $11 million in independent expenditures in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles but didn't account for the spending in reports to the IRS. The nonprofit, funded by the billionaire Koch brothers and the oil and gas industry, is spending heavily to defeat Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina in her race against Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis.

Targeting the climate culprits

May 9, 2014 - While the new U.S. National Climate Assessment is forthright in stating the scientific evidence, the report avoids assigning blame for the run-up in greenhouse gas emissions to specific parties. That's where the Climate Accountability Institute comes in.