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.
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.