Category: State Policy Network
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...
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Again Appoints Ellen Nowak To PSC
With just a few weeks remaining as governor, Republican Scott Walker appointed his top aid Ellen Nowak to the Public Service Commission (PSC). Earlier this year, Nowak was chosen by...
Video shows FERC nominee Bernard McNamee’s bias against renewable energy
A newly resurfaced video further confirms Bernard McNamee is biased against renewable energy and favors fossil fuels, as the Senate considers his nomination by President Trump to serve on the...
Murray Energy’s war on clean energy in Ohio
Murray Energy lobbied on a bill to roll back renewable energy "mandates" in Ohio, while it fought for government intervention to bail out coal-fired power plants.
Five Ohio Supreme Court justices received FirstEnergy campaign cash before they axed a $43 million refund to the utility’s customers
Five of the six Ohio Supreme Court justices who ruled that FirstEnergy does not have to refund $43.4 million to customers have received campaign contributions from FirstEnergy. The Ohio Supreme...
Todd Wynn, operative for electric utilities and climate denier, the latest industry hire at Department of the Interior
“I think that global warming could be a net benefit for the planet" - Todd Wynn
Who’s behind overblown claims about Fort Drum and wind farms?
Updated on October 5, 2017: We’ve updated this post with some additional information about the roles of anti-wind operative John Droz and the Koch-backed Institute for Energy Research. Fort Drum in...
Emails show Wisconsin Commissioner Nowak’s relationship with utility industry players
Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner Ellen Nowak attended several private events at the behest of groups funded by the Koch Brothers and utility interests in 2016, according to documents obtained by...
Consumers for Smart Solar Caught Deleting References to the James Madison Institute
Deletions started to occur after leaked audio sufaced of JMI revealing the true intentions behind Amendment 1
Press Release: Utility-funded PAC caught attempting more “political jiu-jitsu”
Consumers for Smart Solar tries to delete online ties to James Madison Institute