Utility Industry Contributing Millions to National Political Party Groups

Over $3 million in contributions to certain IRS 527 political organizations in 2017. More than $36 million over the past decade.

/ February 26, 2018

Arizona Utility commissioner gave keynote to natural gas lobbyists at private steakhouse meeting

Arizona utility commissioners Andy Tobin and Tom Forese attended and spoke at a private conference of lobbyists for pipeline development, according to a conference agenda

/ December 21, 2017

How Will Utilities Vote On The Latest Climate Denial Model Resolution At ALEC?

Updated on Dec. 6 to include reference to a letter from the Edison Electric Institute, NRECA, Chevron, Honeywell and UPS expressing concerns about the ALEC resolution.  In a test of where fossil fuel companies and electric utilities stand on climate...

/ December 4, 2017
Protesters rallying against Dominion's proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline. Credit: Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

The other big loser in Virginia’s elections was Dominion Energy

At least 14 candidates who pledged not to accept money from Virginia's monopoly utility, Dominion Energy, won seats in a surprise wave election for Democrats.

/ November 8, 2017

Electric utilities working with oil and gas companies on ‘advocacy’ efforts to counter environmentalists

The electric utility industry, through its trade association the Edison Electric Institute, has begun working with three other fossil fuel groups to push back against organizations that oppose increased natural gas investment in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions....

/ November 7, 2017
Flooding in Norfolk, VA

As floodwaters rise in Southeast, Republicans divide on whether to name climate change as cause

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie's plan to deal with coastal flooding and sea level rise omits any mention of climate change, global warming or greenhouse gases.

/ September 19, 2017
A sign protesting Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline from a Virginia grassroots group.

Front group paid by Dominion releases shady poll showing support for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Consumer Energy Alliance - a front group paid by Dominion Energy and other oil, gas and utility interests - released a poll which it says shows support for Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline

/ May 22, 2017

Dominion Bets Big on Establishment Candidates Northam, Gillespie in Virginia Gov Race

Dominion's executives, lobbyists, board members and PAC have given $113,000 to Democrat Ralph Northam and his PAC, and $43,000 to Republican Ed Gillespie and his PAC.

/ April 19, 2017

Consumer Energy Alliance, group behind fraudulent petitions and letters signed by dead people, releases anti-solar report

The Consumer Energy Alliance, a front group for fossil fuel companies and utilities, released a report last month attacking policies that support solar power.

/ October 11, 2016

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Opponents Led By Just A Few Power Companies

Recent investigations have revealed that some of the nation’s largest electric utilities, including the industry's trade association, have quietly funded UARG to sue President Obama's Clean Power Plan.

/ September 27, 2016