North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper just approved a crucial permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Then he hired one of the pipeline’s top lobbyists as his new Legislative Director.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has indicated that he wants to stand up to the fossil fuel industry. But will he shut down the PennEast Pipeline?
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink wants corporations to be more socially responsible. So why is he invested in private prisons and dirty fossil fuels?
Motel 6 is collaborating with Trump’s deportation machine. The motel chain is owned by Wall Street billionaire – and Trump ally – Stephen Schwarzman.
Last month we reported on an industry-backed study on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline released by the University of Minnesota Duluth. Now one UMD professor has resigned from the group that commissioned the study.
From mapping the power behind the pipelines to uncovering fossil fuel oligarchs, here’s a look back at some of our best work from 2017 on the oil and gas industry.
The groundbreaking ‘Who Rules America?’ was first published in 1967. We spoke with its author, Professor G. William Domhoff, about a half-century of power structure research.
“Modernizing Minnesota” poses as a grassroots effort to promote the Line 3 pipeline. But it’s actually just a marketing scheme staged by a Houston-based fossil fuel lobbying firm.
The Duluth News Tribune has big undisclosed conflicts of interest in its coverage of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline.
California Governor Jerry Brown is sold to the public as a climate visionary. But is this the whole truth?
Our new report shows how the University of Minnesota Duluth produced a Line 3 pipeline study backed by the fossil fuel industry. But organizers have confronted similar studies before — and found ways to challenge them.
Vol 1. No. 6 – November 10, 2017 Welcome to the Friday Fossil Fuel Runoff, a weekly series from Eyes on the Ties highlighting the networks of power behind the week’s energy news. Here you’ll find oil and gas reporting from around the web with important context from the Public Accountability Initiative, including original research …