Category: Front Groups

FirstEnergy drafted testimony for pro-bailout county, school officials in Ohio

FirstEnergy provided draft testimony to county and school officials who testified in support of enacting House Bill 6, Ohio’s controversial new law that bails out coal and nuclear power plants...

/ October 21, 2019

Coal lobby group drafted state utility commissioners’ letters to FERC

Emails show that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity provided utility commissioners with a template letter to FERC - which some commissioners copied word-for-word

/ October 14, 2019

FirstEnergy Solutions lobbyists behind campaign to remove names from House Bill 6 petition

Last updated on October 3 with some additional information about Protect Ohio Clean Energy Jobs, a new political action committee that recently designated a lobbyist for FirstEnergy Solutions as its...

/ October 1, 2019

Who’s behind Ohioans for Energy Security’s ad campaign to scare voters?

Ohioans for Energy Security, a new entity blanketing Ohio with a wave of television ads defending the bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions, is brought to you by the same people who...

/ August 28, 2019

AEP wants customers to fund “clean coal” group behind attacks on renewable energy

American Electric Power says it is working to meet strong customer demand for renewable energy, but the major utility wants to use customer money to fund a “clean coal” group...

/ June 17, 2019

Ads link FirstEnergy Solutions to dark money group Generation Now, Inc.

Updated on June 12, 2019, with a copy of one of Generation Now, Inc.’s Facebook ads supporting HB 6, the bill that would bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants...

/ June 11, 2019

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