Category: Americans for Prosperity

Documents reveal who’s behind RPS and RGGI repeal bills in New Hampshire

February 14, 2017 update: A bill to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will be retained the committee for now, the bill’s sponsor told ICIS Analytics. Republican Jeb Bradley, the New Hampshire Senate Majority leader, also told the Associated Press that he doesn’t...

/ February 3, 2017

Koch and Trump Factions Plan to Erase Climate Policy Gains

Forces from the Koch and Trump camps are converging around plans to erase some of the key climate policy gains of the past eight years.  Koch group is hopeful Trump will “use his eraser” on U.S. climate policies As Mac Zimmerman,...

/ November 21, 2016

Richard Fink: The Koch Brothers’ Big Tobacco Man Behind the Kochtopus Curtain

Richard Fink has long been one of the Koch Brothers’ inner circle, playing the role of both political strategist and close confidante. Some say the Koch Empire wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without Fink. Without him and his ideas,...

/ January 2, 2016

Americans For Prosperity Leads Fossil Fuel Front Group Push for Crude Oil Exports, Anti-Renewables Lobbying

The fossil fuel-funded Americans for Prosperity wrote a coalition to Congress signed by 21 front groups calling for the elimination of the oil export ban.

/ November 4, 2015

North Carolina Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The North Carolina Senate is still considering a bill to freeze the state’s renewable energy standard (which currently requires 12.5% clean electricity by 2021) and reduce the size of clean energy projects that would be eligible for simple contracts though the Public...

/ July 28, 2015

New Hampshire Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The Republican-controlled New Hampshire State Legislature has introduced multiple pieces of legislation to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), gut the state’s renewable energy standard, and allow utility companies to purchase solar installations. The bill to repeal the state’s...

/ July 28, 2015

Kansas Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The Kansas legislature passed a bill to repeal the state’s renewable energy standard in May 2015. The bill was soon signed by Governor Sam Brownback. But while the bill eliminated the state’s official RES, targets for renewable electricity have already been met in...

/ July 28, 2015

North Carolina Renewable Energy Standard Attacked Again

After using last year’s legislative session to deal with Duke Energy’s Dan River coal ash spill, Republicans on the House Public Utilities Committee are bringing back their 2013 attempt to freeze the state’s clean energy law.

/ April 14, 2015

Floridians for Solar Choice Launches Ballot Initiative: Americans for Prosperity Stays Silent on the Issue

Update: On Wednesday, March 11, the Florida Chapter of Americans For Prosperity (AFP) held a press conference on the topic of solar energy. A reporter asked if the chapter was speaking against the ballot initiative, communications director Andres Malave said, “Absolutely not....

/ January 28, 2015

Americans For Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a national astroturf group founded and funded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, the owners of Koch Industries. In the 2012 presidential election, AFP was a significant component of the Koch’s $400 million political...