New Report Highlights “Revolving Door” Between Government and LNG Firms

By: Friday November 21, 2014 7:16 pm

A report titled “Natural Gas Exports: Washington’s Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat” released on Sept. 19 revealed the power and success of liquefied natural gas companies in pushing for their agenda through the U.S. government. By hiring former lawmakers and officials from both parties, LNG firms are able to gain more contracts to expand production [...]

Obama Administration Failing To Meet Transparency Pledge With FOIA Requests

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 5:40 am

In an age of intense government secrecy one of a citizen’s few tools to gain access to government information is the Freedom of Information Act passed in 1966. But it seems the Obama Administration, despite promises of historic transparency, is not reasonably complying with FOIA requests. Bloomberg News last year asked for the details of [...]

ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Sham Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter CSG

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 1:51 pm

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog 19th Century German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said, “If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.” The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), put on the map by the Center for Media and Democracy in its “ALEC Exposed” project, is the archetype of von Bismarck’s truism. So too are the fracking [...]

Bombshell: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Size Originally Claimed

By: Monday April 23, 2012 5:23 pm

Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) dropped a bombshell today. The two NGOs unveiled documents pertaining to the Royal Dutch Shell Oil 2008 Bodo oil pipeline spill that showed that 60 times the amount of oil Shell had originally reported spilling have actually spilled in the ravaged Niger Delta coastal town with [...]

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