Category: Oil and Gas

Pennsylvania House Speaker Says He Will Rely on Help From Oil & Gas Lawyers in Lawsuits to Oppose Joining RGGI

Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai recently revealed he will rely on private attorneys who represent the fossil fuel industry to thwart Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order for Pennsylvania to...

/ December 2, 2019

While Wisconsin residents object to a $700 million gas power plant, their public officials submit supportive comments ghostwritten by industry

As the public comment period for a new natural gas power plant drew to a close last month, several state lawmakers filed comments urging the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to...

/ November 20, 2019

Attacks on wind and solar power by the coal and gas industries

Wind and solar power projects are under attack by coal and gas companies that fear competition from the booming renewable energy industry. Below are examples from the past year of...

/ February 19, 2019

ISO New England CEO to headline invite-only fossil fuel industry event

Gordon van Welie, the CEO of ISO New England, will be the keynote speaker at a “Special Invitation Only” event organized by two front groups for oil and natural gas...

/ November 15, 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...

/ November 7, 2017

Trump’s FBI nominee Christopher Wray weighed in on the ExxonMobil climate change investigations

Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee for FBI director, advised corporate clients on how to avoid “being in the crosshairs” of law enforcement at a 2015 legal forum where investigations by state attorneys...

/ June 8, 2017
Rob Powelson, a Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner and possible FERC nominee, poses for the cover of the American Gas Association magazine

Rumored FERC appointee Rob Powelson has shown deep allegiance to gas industry

Rob Powelson, reported to be one of President Trump’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, would enter the job with a track record that casts doubt on whether he...

/ April 6, 2017

Ohio House debates renewable energy and misinformation abounds

The Ohio House of Representatives just debated and passed another bill to rollback the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard. Proponents of the bill – HB 114 – engaged in misleading...

/ March 31, 2017

Chairman of Ohio House Public Utilities Committee owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks

Representative Bill Seitz owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks while he led efforts to rollback Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards during his previous stint in the Ohio Senate. Rep....

/ March 29, 2017

Neil Chatterjee: Trump’s FERC pick is a rubber stamp for fossil fuel and utility interests

President Trump will soon nominate Neil Chatterjee to fill one of the three open seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), according to media reports. A coalition of 135...

/ March 22, 2017