Category: Front Groups

FirstEnergy lobbyists behind testimony supporting bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbying firm paid by FirstEnergy Solutions appears to have played a role in writing the testimony given this week by multiple supporters of a bill to bail out the...

/ May 17, 2019

Harry Brown: North Carolina’s anti-wind lawmaker is backed by Koch money

Harry Brown, the state senator who wants to ban new wind farms in eastern North Carolina, has received thousands of dollars in campaign money from Koch Industries and other fossil...

/ May 8, 2019

Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG)

The Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) is a little known but influential group that has fought EPA Clean Air Act rules. The group has described itself as “a not-for-profit association...

/ April 23, 2019

Trump’s false claim about windmills, noise and cancer defended by Koch-backed blog

A blog post defending President Trump’s false claim that noise from windmills causes cancer has been published on MasterResource.org, a blog run by a think tank backed by the powerful...

/ April 17, 2019

Who’s behind Trump’s claim the Green New Deal will cost $100 trillion?

President Trump’s claim that the Green New Deal would cost $100 trillion can be traced back to the Manhattan Institute, a think tank backed by fossil fuel investor Paul Singer...

/ March 14, 2019
DTE Energy Headquarters Detroit Michigan

Utility Front Group ‘Michigan Energy Promise’ Emerges to Rally DTE Energy Foundation Recipients to Target Solar Industry

Michigan Energy Promise, a new front group with strong ties to the Michigan monopoly utility, DTE Energy, recently began backing the utility’s arguments against rooftop solar power. The group’s appearance...

/ March 5, 2019

Alliance For Michigan Power

Alliance For Michigan Power is an organization with connections to monopoly utility company DTE Energy. The group originated from Michigan Energy First. Michigan Energy First incorporated in December 2014 and...

/ March 5, 2019

Michigan Energy Promise

Michigan Energy Promise is a front group with strong ties to the monopoly utility DTE Energy. It registered with the state on January 2, 2019. According to Midwest Energy News,...

/ March 5, 2019
Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy Joe Gibbons

New Front Group, Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy, Emerges to Fight for Monopoly Utilities

A new front group, Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy (FARE), launched a campaign on February 26, 2019, to block a Constitutional amendment aimed at breaking up Florida’s investor-owned utilities, such...

/ March 5, 2019

Major solar project in Spotsylvania targeted by climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests

A 500 megawatt solar project in Spotsylvania County, Virginia has drawn attacks from climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests, and right-wing news outlets. The Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center, developed by sPower,...

/ February 26, 2019