Tag Archives: Koch brothers

Three Republican Senators Break With The Party On Methane Rule

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about the United States, Three Republican Senators Break With The Party On Methane Rule

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Zach Shahan

Members of the Republican Party sitting in Congress have been particularly good at sticking with the “party line” on a wide range of issues — even when that means pouring more pollution into their constituents’ throats, working to increase the number of superstorms that slam the East Coast and the dramatic droughts that destroy the Southwest, voting through health care bills or amendments that make it much more expensive for normal Americans to get health care (apparently, just so the richest among us can keep more money in overinflated bank accounts), and pretending Donald Trump’s potentially corrupt connections and actions in regard to Russia wouldn’t have their faces exploding with range if it had been Obama in such a situation.

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Leaked Memo Outlines Trump’s Energy Agenda

The ECOreport reposts about the future of United States environmental protections, a leaked memo outlines Trump’s energy agenda

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

President-elect Donald Trump is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement, according to documents seen by Energydesk.

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Big Oil Lobbyist Will Lead Trump’s Interior Team

The ECOreport reposts an op-Ed about Doug Domenech, the Big Oil lobbyist will lead Trump’s Interior team 

Originally Published on Indybay.org, the ElkGrove news & Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The incoming Trump administration appears to be dedicated to plundering the nation’s fish, wildlife, rivers, lakes, bays, oceans and natural resources more than any other presidential regime in recent history, as evidenced by President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of corporate agribusiness advocates, oil industry shills and other anti-environmental extremists to his transition team.

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Who’s In Line For America’s Top Energy & Climate Jobs

The ECOreport reposts the prospective line-up of Donald Trump’s dream team, Who’s in line for America’s top energy & climate jobs

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren and Joe Sandler Clarke and Emma Howard

On 20 January 2017 Donald J Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America.

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New Campaign to Protect Public Lands

The ECOreport reposts a New Campaign to Protect Public Lands

Originally Published on Oregon Wild

America’s cherished public lands are under attack, and a new nationwide campaign is making a stand to keep them in public hands.

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On The Cusp Of Something Huge

Joe Biden told a packed room at Solar Power International, “Because of you we’re on the cusp of something huge here. But a lot of folks don’t realize it.”

Originally Published on PVSolarReport

By Rosana Francescato

“You’re letting the secret out,” Vice President Joe Biden told a packed room at Solar Power International this week. As he rattled off the usual impressive solar statistics, he made a point to acknowledge that the audience was aware of everything he was saying — but that the general public is not. “Because of you,” he said, “we’re on the cusp of something huge here. But a lot of folks don’t realize it.”

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Signs Of Change Are Sweeping The Nation

From The David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Recent events in Canada have shown not only that change is possible, but that people won’t stand for having corporate interests put before their own.

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Oiling the machinery of climate change denial and transit opposition

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Brothers Charles and David Koch run Koch Industries, the second-largest privately owned company in the U.S., behind Cargill. They’ve given close to US$70 million to climate change denial front groups, some of which they helped start, including Americans for Prosperity, founded by David Koch and a major force behind the Tea Party movement.

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The Other Opponents of Wind Energy

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Yesterday, Ohio’s Governor, John Kasich signed Senate Bill 310, freezing Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for two years. The Ohio State House previously passed SB 310 by a 53-38 vote. This  prompted the usual round of conspiracy theories about ALEC and the Koch brothers. It is really time to look at the other opponents of wind energy.
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Alberta Petcoke Gets Around – Koch Empire

Originally published in the Watershed Sentinel

By Joyce Nelson

It looks like Armageddon but it’s “just a little bit of Alberta.”
That’s what some are saying about the black clouds of “petcoke” that have been blowing off huge piles of the stuff in Detroit and Chicago, forcing residents to hide in their homes until the wind dies down, then try to hose off the black grit until the next time Alberta blows through their neighbourhoods.
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