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State Bills to Criminalize Peaceful Protest of Oil & Gas "Critical Infrastructure"

  • Posted on: 18 February 2019
  • By: Connor Gibson

Pennsylvania Pipeline Companies Spent $37.7 million Lobbying PA Government

  • Posted on: 17 October 2018
  • By: Connor Gibson

Image via Greenpeace, 2018.

In recent years, the government of Pennsylvania has faced enormous pressure to serve the oil and gas industry. Some legislators have been all too happy to help out, including some introducing bills that attempt to restrict peaceful protest of oil and gas pipelines. 

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Southern Company CEO Admits Kemper "Clean Coal" Plant is a Bust

  • Posted on: 27 February 2017
  • By: Connor Gibson

Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tour the Kemper facility construction site in 2013. Photo credit: Terri Ferguson Smith and The Meridian Star.

This article was written by Dan Zegart at the Climate Investigations Center. I am crossposting this with his permission. 

Update: I've added some of the FOIA documents, below, from the CIC's investigations into the Kemper facility, courtesy of the Energy and Policy Institute.

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Scott Pruitt Emails: Oil Lobbyists Drafted His Letters as Oklahoma's AG

  • Posted on: 23 February 2017
  • By: Connor Gibson

Scott Pruitt had a bad habit as Oklahoma's attorney general: he liked to have oil lobbyists ghostwrite his official government letters calling for limits to enforcing federal pollution laws.

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