Author: Mark Hefflinger

ALEC vs. Clean Energy

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  Released on Nov. 1, 2013 by ProgressNow and partners including The Sierra Club, Greenpeace and the Center for Media and Democracy, this report seeks to analyze the effect of ALEC’s energy policies in selected states and to shed light on the conflicts of interest, coordinated efforts, and simply bad policy ALEC disseminates.   ALEC […]
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Groups Urge State Dept. Inspector General to Probe Contractor ERM

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  Keystone XL: Groups seek answers in State Dept. Keystone XL conflict of interest investigation Is State looking at firm’s lies on ties to TransCanada & Big Oil? WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pressing for answers to the conflict of interest scandal tainting a key review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, environmental and public interest groups are seeking […]
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Rachel Maddow Interviews NE Sen. Ken Haar on Climate Deniers

Rachel Maddow had Nebraska state Sen. Ken Haar on her show on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to talk about how a committee appointed by Republican Gov. Dave Heinemant hijacked his bill in the Nebraska Legislature that tasked the state’s scientists with studying the effects of climate change in Nebraska, by prohibiting any mention of human impact. […]
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Rachel Maddow Discusses North Dakota Oil Spill

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On Friday, Rachel Maddow reported on the 20,000+ barrel Tesoro oil pipline spill near Tioga, North Dakota, and the controversial delay in response time (11 days) before the public was notified. Kris Roberts, who is leading the North Dakota Health Department’s work with Tesoro on the cleanup, said the state saw no need to publicize the […]
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NPPD Board Votes Against More Wind Power for Nebraska

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Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) board on Friday voted 6-3 against a proposal to purchase more wind energy for Nebraska, which currently derives the lion’s share of its power from burning coal. Statements from Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb, Nebraska Sierra Club policy advocate Ken Winston, NPPD District 11 Director Fred Christensen, and Nebraska Farmers Union […]
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TransCanada Sending Checks to Landowners Who Have Not Signed Contracts

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TransCanada continues their pattern of threats and intimidation tactics rolling down the same path they have been on for the last four years. Their latest strategies might be some of their most deceptive and corrupt, let’s get you up to speed. TransCanada Sending Checks to Landowners Who Have Not Signed Contracts by Amy Schaeffer Earlier […]
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