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Gas industry lobbyists strongly criticized the proposal and the governor's tax hike idea quickly faded. West Virginia has been here before. Sixty-five years ago, then-Gov. William Marland, the son of a mine superintendent, shocked state lawmakers by proposing a new tax on coal to upgrade schools and ...
Industry lobbyists argue new trees will recapture that carbon, but even under the best-case scenario, that regrowth takes decades to centuries. In the meantime those carbon emissions will do real damage – now. That means melting glaciers, sea-level rise, and more costly and devastating effects on human ...

Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, "understood the chaos that could be unleashed if California splits" from the agreement and maintains separate emissions standards, the auto industry lobbyist told Automotive News. Human Events. Catanzaro penned articles for the ...
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has been fighting for his job lately, and he testified before Congress this week not on policy matters but on a spate of instances in which he wasted taxpayer money, hired questionable people, created the appearance of favoring industry lobbyists, flew first class for no good ...
"Before the Trump administration, it would have been inconceivable that a coal and chemical industry lobbyist with a long history of hostility toward environmental policy, would be the number two at the EPA," said Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook. The American Chemistry Council, ...
A private member's bill to reform the Construction Act to protect retentions was introduced by Peter Aldous MP in January 2018 under the Ten Minute Rule. Six days later Carillion went into liquidation, while sitting on £800m of retention monies owed to its supply chain. Having started out as a long-shot, the ...

... in California kick off debates on legislation that would establish the strongest net neutrality protections in the nation following a federal rollback by the Republican-controlled FCC in December, advocates are warning that Democratic legislators appear to be caving to telecommunications industry lobbyists' ...
Time and again, it's the industry lobbyists who write the bills. That's just what Graham is used to seeing. Why should this time be ... And mostly, as I showed in my 2015 book The Business of America Is Lobbying, that expertise comes from business lobbyists. Congress now spends less money on its staffing ...
While most people like to place all of the blame for the recent about-face that the US Environmental Protection Agency has done with regard to pollutions controls on President Donald Trump, the reality is that there's a broad amount of support for such actions throughout the government. With that in mind, ...
“At the very least, it doesn't look good for the administrator of EPA to have rented an apartment from the wife of an energy industry lobbyist who represents companies regulated by EPA,” said Eric Schaeffer, director of the Environmental Integrity Project. Fugh, the EPA's ethics counsel, said no gift was ...
The government's proposed labour law reforms re-establish a kind of "compulsory unionism", and many provisions of the Employment Relations Reform Bill conflict with its objective of promoting "a high performing, high wage economy," says peak business lobby group Business New Zealand. Submissions ...
Scott Pruitt's housing arrangement raises concerns about favorable treatment from industry lobbyist. When he wasn't wining and dining with industry, EPA chief went home to lobbyist's luxury townhouse. Mark Hand Twitter Mar 30, 2018, 11:01 am. SHARE; Facebook · Twitter · Email · SMS · WhatsApp. Share. Environmental ...
LABI President & CEO Stephen Waguespack was the guest speaker at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce's general membership meeting today. "Business owners, working families, people working here on Main Street need to have their voices heard, contact their legislators. We think it is our mission to ...
Washington, D.C. March 29, 2018 – EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had been living in an apartment in Washington DC co-owned by the wife of an energy industry lobbyist whose firm represents clients regulated by EPA, including Oklahoma Gas & Electric, presenting a possible conflict of interest. ABC News ...
“I am appalled to learn that a lobbyist is overseeing conversations between an elected representative and a constituent,” she said. “While we are aware that the gas industry lobbyists are given free rein in legislative offices, it is quite another thing to see a representative asking the lobbyist how to respond to ...
But the effort gained steam as NAFTA negotiations appeared to falter and business lobbyists across the nation's capital scrambled for creative solutions to salvage the deal. They saw this approach as a way to transform NAFTA into the "better deal" Trump has insisted on. On Wednesday, Trump formally ...
The fascinating world where big business, lobbyists, politicians and the media intersect was aired over two days in the High Court last week, illuminating a web of texts, clandestine 'non-meetings' and secret briefings that led to front-page stories and headlines on television and radio news bulletins.

The outdoor industry's lobbyists are hammering D.C. right now, pushing hard to get outdoor apparel, footwear, backpacks, sleeping bags and tents excluded from the list. Tensions have been high between the industry and the administration since it stripped land from two national monuments in Utah.
The solicitor's office's opinion, written by Principal Deputy Solicitor Daniel Jorjani, came as no surprise to oil industry lobbyists. Email exchanges and other documents show they have easy access to senior Trump administration officials and used that access to push for the change. In November, seven ...
This reporter previously revealed that a corn syrup industry lobbyist received a waiver to advise the USDA on the nation's Dietary Guidelines. Kailee Tkacz, who had previously lobbied for the Snack Food Association and the National Grocers Association and worked for the American Legislative Exchange ...
Can Australia achieve 50 per cent renewable energy without compromising grid stability? That was the topic of a panel discussion at the ABB Customer World conference in Melbourne last week. And it's a hot topic in Australia right now, particularly in political quarters. For a large part, government thinking ...
The solicitor's office's opinion, written by Principal Deputy Solicitor Daniel Jorjani, came as no surprise to oil industry lobbyists. Email exchanges and other documents show they have easy access to senior Trump administration officials and used that access to push for the change. In November, seven ...
From the cockpit of a Cessna airplane, Gary Mowad, a special agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, spotted what looked like a dried-out pond in rural eastern Colorado. The banks of the pond were black, so he suspected it was actually a pit for oil company waste. When he drove out to inspect the ...
President Donald Trump's executive order on ethics, signed one week after his inauguration, has not stopped the administration from appointing lobbyists and industry officials to key positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government agencies. Trump's order mandated that any ...
They say that since they, too, take deposits from other banks and stash them at the Fed, they should get the same relief — even though that is not the primary focus of their business. Lobbyists for the two banks are hoping to persuade lawmakers to change the bill to allow all banks that accept custodial ...
“Just like any other industry, lobbyists are going to continue to represent the marijuana industry so that our voices are heard.” Christian M. Wade covers the Massachusetts Statehouse for North of Boston Media Group's newspapers and websites. Email him at Top pot lobbying firms in ...
The president made the announcement at an event that was pulled together hastily, and while his preferences were broadly known, some congressional Republicans and business lobbyists were still taken by surprise. By Thursday afternoon, many allies of the president were imploring him to change his ...
Trump turned carried interest into a rallying cry during his populist presidential campaign, declaring that "hedge fund guys are getting away with murder." But under pressure from industry lobbyists and exploiting a split among White House advisers, the Republican Congress in December failed to fulfill ...
But under pressure from industry lobbyists and exploiting a split among White House advisers, the Republican Congress in December failed to fulfill Trump's promise to end the tax windfall enjoyed by money managers. The new tax law requires hedge funds and private equity players to hold investments for ...
These lists were the last refuge of industry lobbyists who were unable to get funding for a program into the actual Pentagon budget request. The military service would throw said contractor a bone and put the program on the unfunded list. The lobbyists for that corporation would then charge up to Capitol Hill ...
The White House today said that President Donald Trump will meet with executives from the video game industry to talk about violent games, a reaction to last month's shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead. “He'll also be meeting with members of the video game industry to see what they can do on ...
It's been clear since our businessman-in-chief took office that he had no love for a federal consumer watchdog — and that his administration was more than happy to dance to the tune of financial services industry lobbyists who wanted it dead. After White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney became the ...
Perry teamed up with Michael Bogert, a revolving door lawyer and mining industry lobbyist who served in George W. Bush's Department of the Interior as a counselor to Secretary Dirk Kempthorne. Bogert now works for the firm Parsons Behle & Latimer, which represents the state of Utah in its sage grouse ...
Business lobbyists have been pushing the Trump administration to undo the rule. “We have had conversations with them on it and we think it is something that they are looking at,” Ben Brubeck, vice president of regulatory, labor, and state affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors, told the Washington ...
South Dakota's business community was on the losing end of a bid on Tuesday to eliminate the ability of injured workers to sue insurance companies that defraud them out of benefits. A Senate committee voted 6-1 to reject a bill that would have removed the ability of injured workers to sue insurance ...
In this March 16, 2011 file photo, exhaust rises from smokestacks in front of piles of coal at NRG Energy's W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station in Thompsons, Texas. President Donald Trump's recommendation of a former coal-industry lobbyist to serve as the second-highest ranking official at the EPA has ...
“Beach communities and communities targeted for fracking should be very concerned about Governor Cooper's recent actions regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and particularly concerned about him choosing an oil and gas industry lobbyist for his legislative director, and trying to hide Lee Lilley's ties to ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 post at the Environmental Protection Agency (all times local):. 4:30 p.m.. The Senate has confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist to be the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency.
There's been a recent uptick in coal production and jobs, but across the U.S. and Colorado, coal demand, production and employment have experienced steady declines since the Reagan administration. Still, citing President Trump, Stan Dempsey, head of the Colorado Mining Association, recently ...
Industry lobbyists push back on Minnesota elder care reforms. With deep pockets and an army of lobbyists, Minnesota's nursing home industry exerts powerful influence at the Legislature. By Chris Serres Star Tribune. March 24, 2018 — 8:47pm. Minnesota Sen. Karin Housley, center, is flanked by senior care lobbyists Toby ...


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