Category: Front Groups

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

Bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions spends millions on bailout campaigns in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Updated on July 22, 2019 with the latest available information on spending on outside lobbying and communications by FirstEnergy Solutions. Bankruptcy documents reveal that FirstEnergy Solutions has spent millions of...

/ April 11, 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 set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

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

Budweiser’s pro-wind power Super Bowl ad attacked by fossil fuel industry

The pro-wind power Budweiser ad that Anheuser-Busch will air during the Super Bowl on Sunday is being attacked by the fossil fuel industry. The Kentucky Coal Association is among the...

/ February 1, 2019

Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy

Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy is a Consumers Energy-funded 501(c)(4) organization that spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on television and radio issue advertisements that praises state candidates ahead of...

/ January 10, 2019