Category: Front Groups


Does Dominion support using Thomas Jefferson’s name to spread climate denial?

This relationship between a lobbyist for one of the nation’s largest utilities and an aggressive purveyor of attacks on climate science and policies warrants much deeper scrutiny than it has so far received.

/ August 29, 2016

Strata Policy

Strata Policy, a 501 (c)3 non-profit research organization for environmental, energy, and public land issues is located in Logan, Utah. The organization is connected to the Utah State University’s Institute of Political Economy, also located in Logan, by Dr. Randy Simmons. Simmons...

/ July 29, 2016

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is a coal-industry trade association working to increase the longevity of the coal industry. The association is comprised of coal industry companies and utilities that burn coal for power production. One of the...

/ April 29, 2016

Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute is a Chicago-based free market think tank that attacks the science behind global warming and routinely pushes for legislation weakening or repealing renewable energy policies. It has received contributions from fossil fuel corporations, including ExxonMobil. Heartland has also worked with the tobacco industry...

/ April 29, 2016

Institute for Energy Research / American Energy Alliance

The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a nonprofit “partner” organization of the American Energy Alliance, which is a 501(c)(4) grassroots organization designed to communicate IER’s policies to voters. The groups are run by Tom Pyle, a former lobbyist for Koch...

/ April 27, 2016

Energy & Environment Legal Institute

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) is a coal funded nonprofit think tank [formerly the American Tradition Institute (ATI)] that engages in litigation and policy research to “hold accountable those who seek destructive government regulation that’s based on...

/ April 27, 2016

Citizens’ Alliance For Responsible Energy

The Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE) is a fossil fuel-funded advocacy group based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. CARE is funded by more than 250 members, including New Mexico oil and gas producers. The group opposes environmental activism and the pursuit of “green,” or sustainable, energy...

/ April 27, 2016