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Lee Fang

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
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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