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 for the industry this election cycle. Most of the cash...
Over $3 million in contributions to certain IRS 527 political organizations in 2017. More than $36 million over the past decade.
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 gas investment in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions....
"We need to make sure that our customers get electricity even in the event of a long-term disruption of the natural gas pipeline system." - Exelon's Joseph Dominguez
The nation’s investor-owned utilities have been quick to help Republican governors and attorneys general maintain and expand their control of state capitals, according to a review of mid-year campaign finance filings. Utilities, along with several of their executives, have contributed...
The Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs that lobbies for policies that support the fossil fuel industry, is attempting to restrict shareholders’ rights as utilities and fossil fuel companies face increasing scrutiny from investors over climate change.
A senior official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned that if Trump tries to rescind the EPA's endangerment finding for greenhouse gasses, it will be a "huge, huge buzzsaw".
Florida's four largest power companies have contributed over $20 million to the Consumers for Smart Solar campaign, also called Amendment 1.
Recent investigations have revealed that some of the nation’s largest electric utilities, including the industry's trade association, have quietly funded UARG to sue President Obama's Clean Power Plan.