22 Feb 2015

Climate Denier #Fakexpert Willie Soon Runs from Questions of Exxon Money

Extra Extra! Read all about climate denial scientist Willie Soon’s dirty money from petrochemical billionaire Charles Koch, coal utility Southern Company, oil giant ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies to deny the science of climate change! The last time I bumped into Willie Soon, I asked him if there was

13 Jan 2015

Florida State Grad Student Calls Out Ongoing Koch Corruption

I asked permission to crosspost Lakey’s op-ed detailing Charles Koch’s continued attack on academic freedom at Florida State University, where Lakey is a grad student. Her op-ed was first published by the Tallahassee Democrat, this is an expanded version crossposted from FSU Progress Coalition. As citizens of the US many

04 Nov 2014

#UnKoch Campus! Students Coordinate National Protest against Corporate Influence

As students in Michigan, Kansas and Virginia attempt to pin down evasive administrators to review grant contracts cut between billionaire Charles Koch and their universities, one campus is working to tie these regional movements together. Photos from across the U.S. are posted below. Florida State University (FSU) students affiliated with

28 Oct 2014

Video: Republican Climate Deniers in 2014 Election

Crossposted from Greenpeace’s blog, the EnvironmentaLIST: VIDEO: Quotes from Climate Denial Candidates Midterms 2014: Candidates dodge & deny threat of climate change This video is a mixture of painfully-awkward, hilarious, and infuriating at the reality of the political system in which we are supposedly represented. Courtesy of Lee Fang, for

11 Sep 2014

Jeff Holmstead dismissed as expert witness by Federal Judge – Coal Lobbyist Defending Ameren

Jeff Holmstead, perhaps the nation’s prime example of a revolving door lobbyist, was dismissed by a federal judge as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Ameren Missouri, a coal burning utility. In an ongoing case, the EPA has charged Ameren with violating the

30 Aug 2014

Man Who Defrauded EPA Calls EPA “Fraudulent” on FOX

Crossposted from PolluterWatch. If you’re John Stossel and you want to host a segment to rail against the US Environmental Protection Agency, who ought you call? It turns out, a man who was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding the EPA! Stossel’s guest last night, Jay

11 Aug 2014

ALEC has “No Comment” on Free Markets Contradiction

Crossposted from Greenpeace’s blog, the EnvironmentaLIST. The American Legislative Exchange Council doesn’t like clean energy. And ALEC doesn’t care about free markets. Like most of its operations, ALEC won’t talk about these realities in an open way. I tried at ALEC’s recent Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, but ALEC staffer

04 Aug 2014

Chat with Koch Bros Biographer, the Koch-Kansas Crisis & the IRS’ Duty

In case you missed yesterday’s chat with Daniel Schulman, author of Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, check out the question and answer archive from two hours of engaging with FireDogLake Book Salon users. Some concluding thoughts on my part, as someone

03 Aug 2014

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Schulman, Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

Mainstream political understanding in the United States is increasingly informed by the perception that our elections and lives are being determined by the outsized spending of millionaires and billionaires we will never meet. The best known poster boys of plutocracy are the subject of this year’s book by Mother Jones senior editor Daniel Schulman in Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty.

23 Jun 2014

VIDEO: Coal Lobbyist Jeff Holmstead Confronted by Greenpeace

  If you’re a coal lobbyist like Jeff Holmstead, getting stuck in an elevator with Greenpeace activists is an inconvenient occupational hazard. It’s worse if you can’t catch a cab during an uncomfortable conversation about your work to attack pollution laws. See this K Street confrontation for yourself. If you’ve followed