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|Taxpayers Fund Vitter’s Billionaire Club Conspiracy Theory, Oil and Gas Funds his Campaigns
If taxpayers are going to foot the bill for the time and effort it takes to come up with a conspiracy theory it should at least be a good one. If that is the case, then taxpayers should be ...
|Powerline & Hinderaker's Cynical Attack on Tom Steyer Likely a Welcome Diversion for Koch Brothers
The bloggers over at Powerline, led in this case by the Koch-cozy John Hinderaker , are all in a tizzy this week after the New York Times reported ...
|Leaked Docs Expose ALEC's Operation "Prodigal Son"
The Guardian, now famous for its abilities to get a hold of damning secret documents, has released a pile of of files today that outline major funding issues at the right-wing lobby group, American ...
|International Coal Summit Putting Faith in the Carbon Capture Techno-Dream
A new study released today at the UN climate conference underway in Warsaw, Poland finds that new coal plants cannot be built if we are to keep global warming below the 2° Celsius threshold. That is,
|New Study: Koch's Could Make $100 Billion on Keystone XL Pipeline Deal
A new study released today concludes that Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is given the go-ahead by U....
|Global Warming Hasn't Stopped - It's the Hottest Decade on Record
Originally posted on DeSmogBlog. With the release of a major climate science report by the United Nations coming this week, the self-proclaimed climate "skeptics," better referred to as the climate ...
|Sorry About All This, Eh
It wasn't too long ago when Canadians were shouting at the top of their lungs about George Bush, the Iraq War, Guantanamo Bay, Gay Rights and a myriad of other "American" issues. But the tides have ...
|New Report Another Blow to Keystone Pipeline Supporters
A new report out today finds that enforcement of environmental infractions by companies in the Alberta oil sands are 17 times lower than similar infractions reported to the United State's ...
|Shameful: Right Wing Think Tank Using Deadly Quebec Oil Train Tragedy To Promote Keystone XL
Five people are confirmed dead and 40 people remain missing in the small hamlet of Lac-Megantic, Quebec , where a train with 73 carloads full of Bakken shale oil derailed explosively , incinerating ...
|Company Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Assessment a Member of America's Largest Oil Lobby
It has been discovered today that the company charged with writing the official Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is a member of the American Petroleum ...
|Is Obama's Faith in Carbon Capture a Technicolor Dream?
President Obama's climate action announcement yesterday relies heavily on carbon capture and storage technology eventually paying off as a commercially viable option. But carbon capture and storage (...
|Google Involved in Push to Stop Mercury and Toxic Air Regulations
Google, the search giant with the famous motto: “Don’t be evil,” is boasting about its involvement in a 2012 coal industry lobbying effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ...
|Military Psy Ops for Natural Gas? Cartoonist Mark Fiore Explains
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore to produce this spoof video in the vein of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now." Making its debut today in honor of Gasland 2 , which features the ...
|10 Reasons Canada's Tar Sands Suck
Canada's right-wing Prime Minister is in New York today trying to convince lawmakers that the tar sands are okay, and that the Keystone XL pipeline should go ahead. At the same time, Canada's ...
|Season of Spill Episode 3: New Oil Spill in Texas has Shell Scrambling
While clean up continues on the Exxon oil spill in Arkansas , another oil pipeline burst was detected over the weekend - this time in Houston, Texas. The Shell Oil owned pipeline burst was ...
|Canada's Tar Sands Take Big Hit With Major Study Being Dropped
The Helmholtz Association of Research Centres , a major German scientific body with more than 30,000 researchers and US$4.4 billion in annual funding , has dropped out of a joint Alberta tar sands ...
|Keystone Pipeline Environmental Assessors Have Controversial Past
The climate change site, DeSmogBlog has found that Environmental Resources Management, the consulting firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline environmental impact assessment , has been at the center ...
|Keystone XL Spin Alert: Canada Buys Oil From Hugo Chavez
Yesterday, Gary Doer, Canada's Ambassador to the United States, made headlines when he stated that: "If you ask the question: Do you want your oil from (Venezuelan President) Hugo Chavez or (Alberta ...
|Koch Planning Tea Party Since 2002, New Research Paper Reveals
Shattering the public perception that the Tea Party is a spontaneous popular citizens movement, a new academic paper provides evidence that an organization founded by David and Charles Koch, ...
|Kerry's first Bilateral Today With Canada's Head Keystone XL Cheerleader
Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet on Friday with his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.� In any such bilateral meeting, it is paramount that each ...
|Idle No More Battling the Right in the Great White North
So here I thought moving back to Canada from Washington, DC, I would get a little break from politics. That isn't happening and it's thanks to an amazing citizens movement that is taking the country ...
|Fox News Coal "Expert" is Former Pro-Tobacco Scientist
Tom Borelli , a former science director at Philip Morris who fought claims that secondhand tobacco causes lung cancer and respiratory illness in children, is now touted on Fox News as an expert on ...
|Rep. Markey Questions Interior Dept. After Shell's Containment Dome Fail
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass), has penned a letter to Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, looking for answers about a Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) containment dome that "crushed like a beer can" in ...
|Shell's Containment Dome for Arctic Drilling "Crushed Like a Beer Can"
According to government reports, when oil giant Shell (LON:RDSA) tested the containment dome they would use in the event of a spill at an offshore drilling operation in the Northern Arctic seas, the ...
|One week & Obama Already Waffling on Climate Change Commitment
In his first press conference after being re-elected, President Obama told reporters that climate change could take a backseat to efforts to boost the economy in the near term. It sure didn't take ...
|Proposed Aviation Law Will Test President Obama's Climate Change Commitment
In his acceptance speech last Tuesday, President Obama stated that: "We want our children to live in an America that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened by inequality, that isn't threatened ...
|Climate Refugees in America
This is a chilling video of a voicemail from a Hurricane Sandy victim in the Long Island neighbourhood of Rockaway Peninsula. With scientists telling us that climate change is raising sea levels, ...
|Will Romney PR Flack Andrea Saul Spin Hurricane Sandy like she did Katrina?
Andrea Saul currently serves as Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's press secretary, but in 2006 she was heavily involved in the attack against the scientific evidence showing that climate change ...
|New report shows Koch money scrubbed before funding the right wing attack machine
A new report released today exclusively on DeSmogBlog unravels a scheme that funnels money from the notorious Koch Brothers through a third party organization and which in turn makes anonymous ...
|Does John Boehner still despise non-smokers?
A 1994 memo contained in the tobacco archives, shows a campaign donation from the tobacco industry going to now Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) because Boehner, "a smoker himself, has ...
|Will media fall for fake Cato climate report?
Cato Institute, the right wing think tank co-founded by the Koch brothers, plans to release a document this week that has all the appearances of being a government report on the impacts of climate ...
|Teh - funny post-debate video: Kamau Bell on Romney
|Let's blow up Climate Heroes Campaign Coffers
When people do the right thing for the right reason they should be rewarded. That's especially true when it comes to politicians because if they aren't rewarded by voters for good behaviour they'...
|Romney Campaign Gets Cozy with DC Lobby Firm Patton Boggs
Politico is reporting that this coming Tuesday the DC lobby firm Patton Bogg's will hold a fundraiser for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. This comes as a bit of surprise given the historical ...
|Democrat Candidates Taking Koch Industry Donations
A Democrat taking money from Koch Industries seems to me akin to an anti-war protester taking money from an bomb maker. �
|'Pivotal' Obama Campaigner Lobbied White House on Keystone XL Pipeline Project
In 2010, Jeff Berman, a prominent member of the 2008 Obama election team and the Democratic National Committee, was listed in the US lobbyist registry as working on behalf of the Transcanada Pipeline,
|The faces of the modern day tobacco lobby
There is still today a massive amount of money spent on lobbyists by the tobacco industry to ensure that their interests are taken care of in Washington, DC. Everyday people working on behalf of ...
|Koch's Americans for Prosperity Recycles Debunked Public Health Care Political Attack Ad
Americans for Prosperity, the free-market group backed by millions from the Koch brothers, are recycling an anti-public health care ad they ran in 2009 that was thoroughly trashed at the time for ...
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