The Koch brothers have received positive press for supporting criminal justice reform, but the evidence shows that, in part, they are in it for themselves.
106 companies have left ALEC, who is bankrolling the festivities this year?
ALEC’s States and Nation Policy Summit will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, December 2-4.
Consumers for Smart Solar, the group promoting an anti-home-solar constitutional amendment in Florida, has received a half million dollars from the 60 Plus Association, a group that has received at least $34 million since 2010 from organizations financially backed by the Koch brothers.
The largest contribution so far to an anti-consumer measure to impede access to solar energy just came from a mysterious new donor. This new donation comes as the battle over whether consumers in Florida can install home solar is heating up, with rival state constitutional amendments both aiming for the ballot in 2016.
ALEC’s sister organization convenes this week.
The Koch brothers and utility giants are bankrolling an anti-solar ballot initiative in Florida.
At the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 2015 annual meeting in San Diego, California, dirty energy companies and their supporters–including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Duke Energy–continue to dominate the funding of activities, according to a list of conference sponsors obtained jointly by the Center for Media and Democracy and Greenpeace.
ALEC has decided to drop the pretense: school vouchers are not about helping poor, at-risk or minority kids.
This year, ALEC has continued to wreak havoc in states across the country despite an exodus of high-profile corporate members, including BP, Google, and several high-tech firms.