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A Cleveland-born lobbyist who is implicated in the Paul Manafort indictments has had a long-term cozy relationship with Ohio Republicans and even served on John Kasich's 2016 Presidential Steering Committee. Ed Kutler was a senior lobbyist at powerhouse DC Public Affairs firm, Mercury, until he ...
“There's a broader conversation now with a company like Patagonia that uses petroleum products and then plants their principled flag in the ground,” he said. ... “These front groups are getting a little more engaged in the public conversations and media attention is picking up on them,” said Max Boykoff, ...

He focuses on polluting industries, their front groups and PR operatives, particularly focusing on the Koch Brothers. ... and environmental policy not only for his climate denialism but because he has received substantial campaign financing from the oil billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, with whom ...
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Despite overwhelming scientific consensus that heat-trapping carbon emissions are warming the planet, a Big Oil attorney ... “Over at least the last 19 years, Exxon in particular has paid researchers and front groups to create uncertainties about basic climate change science and ...
Groups representing the industry say ethanol has real environmental benefits, and the bill would threaten that. “When oil companies try to ghost write legislation for environmental front groups, you end up with some pretty backwards ideas, and that's exactly what this appears to be. It's dead on arrival with ...
Smith, who has taken more than $700,000 in career oil and gas industry campaign contributions, has long maintained that US green groups are ... called the accusations of Russian-backed financing “absurd, false smears” that “were invented by the same deceitful front groups getting paid to do the dirty ...

Well, getting oil and gas out of the ground. Their political views are not ... Midland's Tim Dunn has been doing it for years through his front group, Empower Texans and, among others, is trying to tell people up in the Panhandle that they need to ditch Republican state Sen. Ken Seliger, who is staunchly ...
Todd Young, R-Ind., to help oil companies gut the market for Indiana farmers by dismantling the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ... The company is using a hidden network of dark money and pay-for-play front groups to dismantle the RFS and attempt to put farmers like me out of business, according to the ...
Then there's the the coup de gra?ce, learning details of the Koch, et al. octopus of front groups such as the AFP with their self-defensive absolutism, ... The Kochs' AFP agenda won't abide a popular, professional-behaving, duly elected County Commissioner who dares expect the oil industry to own up to ...
... Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), Western Energy Alliance, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and its state-level branches, and other oil and gas companies such as ConocoPhillips, Chesapeake Energy, and EOG Resources. IPAA is best known as the creator of the front group ...
The law, long considered crown jewel legislation by the Koch front group AFP, gives legislative bodies full veto authority over regulations proposed by executive ... For the latter, Koch owns Koch Oil Sands Operating, which has a drilling interest in both the Gemini and Muskwa tar sands fields in Alberta.
The law, long considered crown jewel legislation by the Koch front group AFP, gives legislative bodies full veto authority over regulations proposed by executive ... For the latter, Koch owns Koch Oil Sands Operating, which has a drilling interest in both the Gemini and Muskwa tar sands fields in Alberta.
Last year, he became chairman of the board of Rosneft, Russia's state-backed oil company, supplementing his generous government retirement ... represented the interests of the Kazakh regime, channeling his payment through a Kazakh foundation that an Austrian court found to be a front group for the ...
I extend the definition to front groups secretly funded by organizations that wish to promote their interests. The intent is to create an ... major petroleum client. I once tripped up someone working for a front group, who insisted that I had no basis for the statement, when he emailed me from his PR firm account.
This isn't the first time we've seen these nonacademic industry front groups misinterpret data. We saw it last month when Texans for Natural Gas incorrectly assessed EPA data to draw erroneous conclusions about methane emissions declining in Texas. But again, when you read the fine print of EPA's ...
And the question is, are the oil companies going to stick the public with the bill after they've reaped untold profits and lied to us?” In December, Santa .... But externally, they denied the risk, marketing and selling fossil fuels while sowing doubt about climate change through front groups. The suits compare ...
Under the guise of various front groups aimed at appealing to attractive and tall young women, Jeong's lieutenants have continued to groom young women to believe Jeong is God personified. .... “That [the crucifixion of Jesus] is why Hitler killed 6 million Jews in the gas chamber and rung oil from them.

Though doctors have known the addictive and often deadly consequences of using opioid drugs since the days when snake oil containing opium and ... the risks of opioid addiction and dependency by using paid "opinion leaders," employing "front groups" masquerading as impartial patient advocates, ...
This isn't the first time we've seen these nonacademic industry front groups misinterpret data. We saw it last month when Texans for Natural Gas incorrectly assessed EPA data to draw erroneous conclusions about methane emissions declining in Texas. But again, when you read the fine print of EPA's ...
And the question is, are the oil companies going to stick the public with the bill after they've reaped untold profits and lied to us?” In December, Santa .... But externally, they denied the risk, marketing and selling fossil fuels while sowing doubt about climate change through front groups. The suits compare ...
Manufacturers also were accused of creating and funding a medical-front group to publish and promote false research and information about the drugs and published articles ... In 2016, Robertson and Teppler represented the City of Sarasota in the oil spill claim against BP, recovering $3 million for the city.
The Koch Brothers – of Koch Industries fracking wealth and fame – through their front group, Americans for Prosperity, have arrived in La Plata County to tell us poor yokels that we need to recall our ... Animas River Trail, Lake Nighthorse, Oil and Gas Accountability – there was Gwen without a Koch in sight!
SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. After the extreme weather events we have been experiencing lately-- hurricanes and flooding in much of the southern states of the United States, in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas; and drought and wildfires, ...
Exxon, which merged with Mobil in 1995, suppressed the evidence and paid more than $30 million to think tanks and front groups to create doubt about the need to cut CO2 emissions. But oil companies continue to show their awareness of the danger their product creates. Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt ...
Front groups for the utility industry have cited concerns about deregulation in other states. ... the Sunshine State well,” said Kevin Doyle, executive director for the Florida chapters of the Consumer Energy Alliance, an advocacy group funded by the fossil fuel industry which supports oil drilling off the coast.
As the record of the GOP shows, politicians trying to please Big Oil donors cannot be counted on to make decisions in line with what science says is necessary. ... Rejecting the bribes of fossil fuel executives, lobbyists and front groups must be the bare minimum of any party seriously claiming to care about ...
The situation in Iran remains febrile despite claims from a senior Iranian general on Wednesday that anti-government protests had "concluded" after six days of unrest. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Mohammad Ali Jafari announced the "sedition" had ended and praised "people's ...
The Energy Equality Coalition was launched as an offshoot of Frontiers of Freedom, an Exxon and Koch-funded front group run by George Landrith, .... of attacks on EV-friendly policies and incentives will doubtlessly continue, spreading from this growing constellation of Koch-connected front groups and ...
Throughout the 1990s, Berman was paid by Philip Morris to downplay the risks of secondhand smoke through one such front group called the Guest Choice ... In 2014, a leaked presentation showed Berman calling for oil executives to support his drive to vilify anti-fossil fuel activists and to exploit human ...
The oil and gas industry, particularly industry front group Energy in Depth, has pointed to the push for drilling setbacks as a "de facto ban" of fracking. But Currie told InsideClimate News that fracking setbacks may be a key public health policy measure pursued in the years ahead. Food and Water Watch, ...
A PowerPoint presentation by the fossil fuel industry front group Your Energy—obtained and published Tuesday by the Huffington Post—revealed an orchestrated plan to create a fake grassroots organization as a way to promote natural gas obtained through hydraulic fracturing as a safe energy source.
Not satisfied with that dubious achievement, a front group backed by petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch has launched a series of videos ... These regulatory challenges to the oil industry — in addition to the massive price decline of batteries and electric vehicles, spurring an “EV revolution” ...
Hot on the heels of its deceptive “Dirty Secrets of Electric Cars” video (which we debunked thoroughly, and others did too), the Koch-funded front group Fueling U.S. Forward has released a new video criticizing electric vehicle (EV) tax credits as a “massive wealth transfer from poor to rich.” It's time for ...
For months now, most of the country has been understandably glued to the latest developments regarding Russia collusion, the stripping of health care from millions of people in the United States, or simply trying to keep up with the latest scandals from the White House. Meanwhile, in its latest brazen move ...
Manufacturers also purportedly created and funded a medical-front group to publish and promote false research and information about the drugs and published ... In 2016, Robertson and Teppler represented the City of Sarasota and pursued the oil spill claim against BP, recovering $3 million for the city.
The lawsuits say drugmakers misled doctors and patients about the risks of opioids by enlisting “front groups” and “key opinion leaders” who oversold the drugs' benefits and encouraged overprescribing. State and local governments are seeking money and changes to how the industry operates, including ...
The Koch Brothers – of Koch Industries fracking wealth and fame – through their front group, Americans for Prosperity, have arrived in La Plata County to tell us poor yokels that we ... The Animas River Trail, Lake Nighthorse, Oil and Gas Accountability meetings – there was Gwen without a Koch in sight!
Whether those membership numbers are accurate or not — there was no way of telling — the alliance is a front group operated by a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm. According to it own website, it's backed primarily by dozens of industries, chambers of commerce, manufacturing associations and oil and gas ...
Whether those membership numbers are accurate or not — there was no way of telling — the alliance is a front group operated by a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm. According to it own website, it's backed primarily by dozens of industries, chambers of commerce, manufacturing associations and oil and gas ...
The Trump organization Thursday declared plans to move back a prohibition on new seaward penetrating off the shores of Florida and California and is thinking about more than 40 destinations for renting of petroleum gas and oil generation. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that 47 proposed renting ...
From tax policy to retirement security, the voices of hard-working people get drowned out by powerful industries and well-financed front groups. ... Yet the nation's energy sector, including the oil, natural gas, and coal industries are important to communities throughout the country, but especially in the ...
I once saw a letter from H. L. Hunt, the purported richest man in the world in the 1960s, the oil billionaire, probably one of the first billionaires to bankroll Barry Goldwater. He said ... And when Richard Nixon even did that kind of thing, it was through a front group — through “Democrats for Nixon.” There was ...
Your Energy, an industry front group, claims to have recruited 10,000 people to its cause of battling pipeline protesters. ... launched a front group earlier this year to defend new East Coast pipeline proposals against the kind of protests that have targeted oil projects like Keystone XL and Dakota Access.
A PowerPoint presentation by the fossil fuel industry front group Your Energy—obtained and published Tuesday by the Huffington Post—revealed an orchestrated plan to create a fake grassroots organization as a way to promote natural gas obtained through hydraulic fracturing as a safe energy source.
on how the Democratic Party front-group Indivisible played this role earlier this year in Monterey County, Calif.). They are snake oil salesmen hawking the false belief that we can win progressive change by “turning out every two years to choose among the preapproved, money-vetted candidates” (Page and ...
Yet, year after year, the industry used the review process of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to stress "uncertainty," which became Big Oil's byword. In 1997, just as the Kyoto climate treaty was being negotiated, Exxon CEO Lee Raymond told the World Petroleum Congress meeting in ...
Despite its legislative setbacks of the past year, the presidency of Donald Trump has been stunningly effective in its core mission, the dismantling of modern American government as it has evolved since the Progressive Era of the early 20th Century. And even though a civil war looms inside the Republican ...
Not to be left off of Iran's financial deals, oil and gas ventures are ... for projects with the National Iranian Oil Company, a front group for the ...
He said that the companies had created front groups that would parade ... A donation of $5,000 from Occidental Petroleum Corporation and a ...
... is a Houston-based front group for the utility and fossil fuel industry, ... like Florida Power and Light, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell Oil.


 

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