Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.
I am a climate scientist on holiday in the Blue Mountains, watching climate change in action
The preferred piggy bank for Koch network megadonors bankrolled key players in the Right’s growing state infrastructure, legal advocacy, and media operations, in addition to funding climate denial, union busting, and gerrymandering.
The fossil fuel industry has pumped $6.7 million into the Republican Attorneys General Association since 2017 to boost GOP AGs’ campaigns and score private meetings with them.
The spectacular failure of the recent climate change conference in Madrid showed the resistance of powerful industries to meaningful climate action and raises the question – can we save the planet without changing the dominant capitalist system?
The legislation, SB 33, is modeled after an ALEC proposal, and its corporate backers are big contributors to the Republican party and legislators in Ohio.
Indigenous women aim to unite Latin America around equality for women and agroecology.
In a press release, the Governor echoed oil and gas industry talking points, which the Center for Media and Democracy revealed earlier, saying, “Today, I signed Assembly Bill 426, which aims to ensure each energy provider is treated the same under the law while still protecting the right to exercise free speech and the right to assembly.”
Bill pushed by big oil and ALEC would chill environmental protests with the threat of harsh jail terms and fines.
Koch Industries has spent more than $9 million so far this year to block House Democrats’ environmental protection measures and democracy reforms.