Environment and Energy

Climate Denial is Corruption, and the GOP Is Captive

Climate Denial is Corruption, and the GOP Is Captive
While the world warms, the climate deniers are out in force, trying not only to sabotage American efforts to fight climate change but also to undermine international talks.
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Environmental Groups Denounce Fast Track Trade Process

Environmental Groups Denounce Fast Track Trade Process
The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters and 41 other environmental groups sent a letter to Congress this week, asking them to oppose fast track trade promotion authority for upcoming trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). They asked Congress to instead set up an open, transparent trade negotiating system that gives stakeholders, other than just corporate representatives, input in the process.
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Red-Handed: Oil Companies Unhappy With Good News at the Pump Try to Sneak Shady Language Into Treaties

Red-Handed: Oil Companies Unhappy With Good News at the Pump Try to Sneak Shady Language Into Treaties
A surprising "boom" in oil and gas production, fueled (no pun intended) by fracking and pipelines, brought a surplus in barrels and lower prices for the first time in forever. Of course, that means less profit for the oil companies. So to ensure that the destruction of the world's natural resources benefits them and only them, they're sneaking language designed to lift a beneficial ban on oil exports into U.S. treaties – a new low for the industry.
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Oil Company That Started Tea Party Now Fighting Tea Party

Oil Company That Started Tea Party Now Fighting Tea Party
Koch Oil founded the Tea Party, but the Georgia Tea Party now supports free market alternatives to oil monopolies. The Koch brothers are none too pleased with their errant offspring. Georgia Power wants to expand its use of solar energy as the price of solar goes down. Georgia's Tea Party likes the idea because it means consumers will get free-market choices. Koch Oil hates it because it cuts into their bottom line.
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