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Friday, November 24, 2017
Elliott Negin
Rust belt economic voters

Climate Deniers In Washington Can’t Save Big Coal

Last Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb power plant carbon emissions, telling coal miners in Kentucky that “the war on coal is over.” The next day he kept his promise, issuing a proposed rule to eliminate the Clean Power Plan.

October 15, 2017
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Anti-Science Climate Deniers Taking Over EPA Science Advisory Board

A third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, an influential panel that reviews the science the agency uses in formulating safeguards, could be succeeded by climate science-denying, polluter-friendly replacements when their terms expire at the end of this month.

October 2, 2017
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Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was one of 30 U.S.-based scientists scheduled to speak at the quadrennial International Atomic Energy Agency conference on fast breeder nuclear reactors in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in late June.

August 3, 2017
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ExxonMobil Still Financing Climate Deniers

Yesterday, the company released its annual list of its “public information and policy research” grantees, which shows that it spent $1.65 million in 2016 on a dozen think tanks, advocacy groups and associations that contest climate science and oppose both the Paris accord and a carbon tax—the very policies the company professes to endorse. Last year’s outlay boosted the total of the company’s expenditures on climate disinformation over the last two decades to $34.6 million.

July 1, 2017

Can Trump’s Koch-Funded Appointees Stall America’s Clean Energy Momentum?

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who also has received generous contributions from the Kochs over the years, tapped Fisher to conduct a study to assess if federal support for renewable energy threatens baseload power generators — nuclear and coal plants — and undermines electricity grid reliability.

May 20, 2017
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Trump Doesn’t Realize That Environmental Protections Save Lives, Create Jobs And Strengthen The Economy

If that’s really the metric Trump is using, he shouldn’t target environmental regulations. Without a doubt, they make life better and safer. Not only do they protect public health and save lives, they also boost productivity and encourage investments that spur innovation and create new jobs, all at a relatively small cost to industry.

April 5, 2017
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How Tillerson Created The (False) Impression He Supports Climate Action

Despite company denials, ExxonMobil has continued to spend millions of dollars on denier groups since Rex Tillerson took over as its CEO in 2006.

December 25, 2016
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Broadcast Networks’ Climate Coverage Was Miserable During This Election Year

Secretary of State John Kerry recently said it “pissed him off” that there wasn’t a single question asked about climate change during the six hours of televised debates prior to the election.

November 21, 2016
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Exposed: Coal Companies Secretly Funding Climate Science Denial

Peabody Energy’s Chapter 11 filing will likely yield further proof that Big Coal and climate science deniers are in cahoots.

April 16, 2016