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Does Donald Norcross Support Dirty Energy?

Does Donald Norcross Support Dirty Energy?
I actually like Donald Norcross. I've had a chance to have a couple of one-on-one conversations with him, and he's a really pleasant individual. But as a Congressman, he has a lot of room for improvement.
Recently, he granted C-SPAN an extended interview on their call-in program. You can listen to the whole thing below the fold. I'll admit that I only listened to a small part of it. But that was enough.
Norcross was proud to respond to the moderator's question about one of his first votes in Congress - a vote to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. Norcross claims it is about jobs, bu
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Koch Brothers-Funded Group Issues 'Study,' Gets it Wildly Wrong on EPA's Clean Power Plan

Koch Brothers-Funded Group Issues 'Study,' Gets it Wildly Wrong on EPA's Clean Power Plan
Not that we should expect any better from a group funded by the Koch brothers and other fossil fuel interests, but the bizarre "60 Plus Association" has really outdone itself on this one. The group is crying wolf on an EPA study showing that electricity prices will rise under the new regulations by 2020, but ignoring the fact that the actual cost to consumers will dip by as much as 8.7 percent.
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Unfriended: Facebook Divests From Anti-Climate ALEC

Unfriended: Facebook Divests From Anti-Climate ALEC
Facebook is no longer donating to the American Legislative Exchange Council. The far-right think tank went too far on topics like climate change to suit the conservative-friendly social media site, which should indicate just how far away from the mainstream ALEC has gotten.
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The Collusion Won't Be Televised: McConnell Stays Quiet on Koch Brothers, Birchers

The Collusion Won't Be Televised: McConnell Stays Quiet on Koch Brothers, Birchers
“Do you repudiate Richard Fink’s remarks at the Koch retreat this summer?” a reporter asked Mitch McConnell the other day. His chattiness was caught on tape at the now famous Father’s Day fund-raising conclave hosted by Charles and David Koch. But when the scribe aimed a mike at McConnell, mum was the word from the senate majority leader-wannabe. Off the record, McConnell has heaped high praise on the Koch siblings.
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House GOP Pushing for Exemption, Corporate Gift for Data Transparency Haters

House GOP Pushing for Exemption, Corporate Gift for Data Transparency Haters
The House GOP is pushing for an exemption that would allow big corporations to forgo publishing financial information – a huge setback for advocates of open data and transparency.
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Fox News Is a Flat Circle: Fraudster Accuses EPA of Fraud He Himself Committed

Fox News Is a Flat Circle: Fraudster Accuses EPA of Fraud He Himself Committed
Jay Lehr, "Science Director" for the Koch brother-funded Heartland Institute, is calling out the EPA for fraud on Fox News. Funny, didn't Lehr just do jail time for defrauding that same agency?
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Leaked Audio Suggests Koch Group Broke the Law During Scott Walker Recall

 Leaked Audio Suggests Koch Group Broke the Law During Scott Walker Recall
Leaked audio from an invite-only Koch donor summit highlighted the role of the billionaire brothers in boosting Scott Walker in Wisconsin -- and suggests that David Koch's Americans for Prosperity Foundation may have violated its charitable status during the state's 2012 recall elections.
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ALEC Greasing the Wheels for More Fracking, Gas Exports and CNG Powered Vehicles

ALEC Greasing the Wheels for More Fracking, Gas Exports and CNG Powered Vehicles
Late last week, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via fracking and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Dubbed a “corporate bill mill” by its critics, ALEC is heavily engaged in a state-level effort to attack renewable energy and grease the skids for exports of U.S. oil and gas.
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Koch Zero: Environmental Groups on Offensive After Big Oil's Defeat of Wind Production Tax Credit

Koch Zero: Environmental Groups on Offensive After Big Oil's Defeat of Wind Production Tax Credit
The Sierra Club has announced that they are launching an ad campaign in hopes of garnering public support for an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit. The successful credit program expired after it fell into the crosshairs of the Koch brothers, who vowed to make the tax credit “so toxic that it makes it impossible for John Boehner to sit at a table with Harry Reid and say, ‘Yeah, I can bend on this one.”
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Dark Money Documentary Exposes Koch Brothers’ Spending Secrets

Dark Money Documentary Exposes Koch Brothers’ Spending Secrets
Just two years after Brave New Films released Koch Brothers Exposed, the company returns with a 2014 edition of the documentary. While the Kochs’ political spending habits haven’t changed much since then, they’re all the more emboldened by the Supreme Court’s historic McCutcheon v. FEC ruling.
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