Environmental Defense Fund greenwashing: Walmart edition

Today Grist released an article on the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) extensive ties to Walmart and the Walton family. $66 million ties to be exact. According to the article these high-dollar contributions from the Walton Family Foundation bought Walmart some serious green cred as EDF, a prominent environmental group with a names that suggests a …

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Warning: This expert will profit from this testimony

Last week the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a dual panel hearing on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which would include efforts to increase transparency. In my rundown on the panelists last week I mentioned that Chertoff Group Senior Advisor Paul Rosenzweig was originally slated to testify, but bowed out due …

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Testimonies on transparency: House Intel Committee weighs FISA changes with two panels

Today the House Intelligence Committee will address “Potential Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)” which would include efforts to increase transparency. The opening hearing with be comprised of two panels. On the first, the usual suspects (household names by now): Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper; DOJ Deputy Attorney General, James Cole; NSA Director, …

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