Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits
Download full report Dominion Energy Dominion is a utility company that serves more than 5 million utility and retail energy customers, providing electric service in Virginia and North Carolina and...
Report details utilities’ use of charitable giving to influence politics
Utilities' charitable giving a massive part of their political operations, used to manipulate support from low-income communities and communities of color.
Dominion Energy spent record-breaking sum in Virginia election to bolster embattled Republicans and legislative allies
Utility and its executives supported allies in both parties, but spent on Republicans in key battleground races
Dominion buys pipeline support at Supreme Court through GOP Attorneys General
With a key Atlantic Coast Pipeline appeal before the Supreme Court, US Attorney General Barr and Republican state Attorneys General have intervened in Dominion's favor - while sharing close financial...
Southern Company and American Electric Power pledge to reduce emissions, but still support coal lobby group
Investors are calling on major companies to align their climate lobbying efforts with the Paris Agreement
Utility Carbon Targets Reflect Decarbonization Slowdown In Crucial Next Decade
Many of the nation's largest utilities are planning to slow down their efforts to decarbonize, according to the companies' own goals.
What The Public Learned From The Utility Industry In 2018
Deceit, money in politics, astroturfing: 12 revelations from the electric utility industry
Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Utility Industry Again Spending Big This Election Cycle
The nation’s largest electric utilities are pouring money into political action committees and tax-exempt political organizations that work to elect governors, attorney generals and state legislators at an unprecedented rate...
Utility Industry Contributing Millions to National Political Party Groups
Over $3 million in contributions to certain IRS 527 political organizations in 2017. More than $36 million over the past decade.
Arizona Utility commissioner gave keynote to natural gas lobbyists at private steakhouse meeting
Arizona utility commissioners Andy Tobin and Tom Forese attended and spoke at a private conference of lobbyists for pipeline development, according to a conference agenda