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Americans for Prosperity, Duke Energy, GM, Koch brothers, Pat McCrory, Toyota

Americans For Prosperity Legislative Agenda Is Koch Industries Wishlist

Surprise! The “grassroots” Tea Party group wants the exact same policies as the Koch brothers do.

January 19, 2015

Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage The House Intelligence Committee

The revolving door is spinning furiously on Capitol Hill.

December 19, 2014

At UN Summit, Businesses Back Climate Reforms While Quietly Financing Lobby To Kill Them

How big business plays both sides in the climate change debate.

December 12, 2014

Obama Can Reform Dark Money With A Stroke Of A Pen

President Obama could take a huge step towards disclosure without Congress. So why won’t he?

November 11, 2014

Gerrymandering Rigged The 2014 Elections For Republican Advantage

Democrats blew plenty of races in 2014 — but the deck was stacked against them from the start.

November 6, 2014
Infrastructure, environment, Jim Inhofe, politics, Congress, climate change, Keystone XL, pollution

If GOP Takes Senate, Climate Change Deniers Will Control Key Committees

The midterm elections will have huge consequences for the environment.

October 27, 2014
Americans for Prosperity, Duke Energy, GM, Koch brothers, Pat McCrory, Toyota

Charles Koch Personally Founded Group Protecting Oil Industry Hand-Outs, Documents Reveal

by Lee Fang, Republic Report “Lifestyles of the Rich Environmentalists,” produced by a group called the Institute for Energy Research, is a slick web video campaign designed to lampoon Leonardo DiCaprio and will.i.am as hypocrites for supporting action on climate change. The claim is that wealthy celebrities who oppose industrial-scale pollution supposedly shouldn’t fly in airplanes that use fossil fuels. The group, along […]

September 2, 2014

Senator Vitter Report Claims Cancer Prevention, Wildlife Nonprofits Are Part Of Nefarious Cabal

by Lee Fang, Republic Report. Louisiana senator David Vitter made headlines with conservative websites in the last few days by releasing a report called “Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA.” Below the lengthy title is a report that claims breathlessly that environmental and public health […]

August 7, 2014

Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

by Lee Fang, Republic Report. Last Friday, just before the Federal Communication Commission closed its comment period for its upcoming rule on “network neutrality,” a massive coalition of Asian, Latino and black civil rights group filed letters arguing that regulators should lay off of Internet service providers regarding Title II reclassification and accept FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s original plan. […]

July 25, 2014

The Fracking Candidate: It’s All In The Family For Rep. Shelley Moore Capito

In May of last year, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, now considered the favorite to win West Virginia’s open Senate seat, stood on a small platform in Charleston, behind a row of tiny trophies in the shape of drilling rigs. She was there to congratulate the Energy Corporation of America, a major gas exploration and distribution […]

June 25, 2014

Eric Cantor’s Opponent Beat Him By Calling Out GOP Corruption

by Lee Fang, Republic Report “All of the investment banks, up in New York and D.C., they should have gone to jail.” That isn’t a quote from an Occupy Wall Street protester or Senator Elizabeth Warren. That’s a common campaign slogan repeated by Dave Brat, the Virginia college professor who scored one of the biggest political upsets in […]

June 12, 2014

GOP Senate Candidate Gillespie Made $3 Million ‘Advising’ Big Oil And Gas Lobbyists

You won’t find Ed Gillespie, the likely Republican nominee to challenge Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) this fall, on the official list of lobbyists maintained by the Secretary of the Senate’s database. That’s because Gillespie isn’t registered. But not being registered doesn’t mean he doesn’t help big corporations and lobbying firms advance their interests in Washington. […]

May 16, 2014
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VIDEO: Chief Coal Industry Lobbyist Won’t Say If Coal Causes Climate Change

by Lee Fang, Republic Report Does burning coal, one of the most carbon-intensive fuel sources on the planet, contribute to climate change? That simple question stumped the industry’s most prominent advocate, Robert “Mike” Duncan, at a Colorado mining conference last week. Asked twice by Republic Report, Duncan first said that a “lot of people believe” that coal […]

April 28, 2014

Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street’s Own Wolf Of Wall Street

by Lee Fang, Republic Report Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represents a wide swath of eastern North Carolina, might not strike you as a populist. But as a lawmaker, the veteran politician with a slow Southern drawl has become a gadfly in his own party for thumbing his nose at powerful political interests. He is the […]

April 17, 2014

Staffers Managing Gardner’s LNG Export Hearing Are Former Gas Lobbyists

by Lee Fang, Republic Report On Tuesday, the congressional subcommittee on Energy and Power is scheduled to hold a hearing on Rep. Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) bill to force the Obama administration to approve all application for new liquefied natural gas terminals used to export natural gas. A close look at the staffers involved with this particular subcommittee reveals […]

March 26, 2014

Pundit, Politician Demands To Solve Crimean Crisis Fueled By Gas Lobby

by Lee Fang, Republic Report A small group of pundits and politicians with close ties to the fossil fuel industry is using the crisis in Crimea to demand that the United States promote natural gas exports as a quick fix for the volatile situation. But such a solution, experts say, would cost billions of dollars, require years […]

March 20, 2014

CHART: Koch Spends More Than Double Top 10 Unions Combined

by Lee Fang, Republic Report The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel either has no understanding of campaign finance, or is willfully misleading her readers. In either case, her column today about the Koch brothers’ political spending — which parrots a meme that has bounced around conservative blogs and websites like a bad chain email — gets the facts about Koch spending versus union spending completely wrong. […]

March 11, 2014