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.
One of the doctors who has called for TV’s Dr. Oz–a prominent proponent of GMO labeling–to be fired from Columbia University is a convicted felon who works for the American Council on Science and Health. An updated review of ACSH’s funding reveals it is funded by a trade group of food corporations (including Monsanto) that heavily opposes GMO labeling.
ALEC made headlines, following Wisconsin Republicans’ introduction of a nearly verbatim copy of ALEC’s model Right to Work Act.
“What can Brown do for you?” UPS is one of only nine funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual winter meeting listed on its brochure this year.
Just one day after Google announced it was cutting ties with the ALEC, Facebook announced that they are “not likely” to renew their ALEC membership next year.
Edelman, the worlds largest PR company, synonymous with astroturf-style front groups, has announced that it will no longer work for groups that deny climate change.
Even as the Environmental Protection Agency finally attempts to limit carbon dioxide pollution from coal plants, it is meeting resistance at the state level, thanks to a secretive campaign by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
The Supreme Court is poised to decide is Harris v. Quinn, “the most important labor law case the court has considered in decades.”