Analysis of Peabody Energy court documents show company backed trade groups, lobbyists and thinktanks dubbed ‘heart and soul of climate denial’.
Massive Koch donations to universities seem to miraculously lead to legislation which the billionaire brothers support.
The city has opened 27 new charters in the past five years. At least 40 percent are performing below expectations.
Scientist Roy Spencer is one of dozens of creditors named in Peabody Energy’s bankruptcy documents.
Peabody Energy, the largest coal producer in the U.S., funded dozens of groups spreading skepticism about climate change, according to new figures that reportedly surprised even environmental advocates with their scale.
There are troubling parallels between Trump and Icahn, who used his charity to turn a profit while enjoying massive tax savings.
The written proof that there was no “drafting error” and that Gov. Scott Walker wanted changes to the Wisconsin Idea in the 2015-17 state budget produced another failure for the governor.
The Center for Media and Democracy and The Progressive magazine took Walker to court, arguing that state law did not allow such an exemption. A Dane County court agreed and ordered the release of the 82 pages of emails Walker was keeping under wraps.
The original concept of charter schools emerged nationally more than two decades ago and was intended to support community efforts to open up education. But critics of today’s market-based charter movement say monied interests have turned those learning labs into models for capital capture.
Walker’s attempt to eliminate language detailing that “Wisconsin Idea” pledge caused a lot of controversy in Wisconsin, and nationally.