SKDKnickerbocker co-founder Anita Dunn is a high-level advisor to President Biden as her firm underminers workers’ rights, housing justice, and climate action.
Posts by Rob Galbraith
New York lawmakers gutted reforms to widely-abused real estate subsidy immediately after enacting them
Reforms to New York’s 485-a real estate subsidy went into effect on January 1, 2021. Lawmakers gutted them six months later.
Fossil Fuel Industry Mobilizes Front Group To Weaken NY Climate Law
A new astroturf “coalition” that’s pushing fossil fuels in New York State is backed by a slew of major oil and gas companies.
Real estate & private equity billionaires set to profit from NY clean grid investments
Clean power transmission projects planned for New York will be built and owned by Blackstone Group and Related Companies.
Utilities Continue to Profit from Pandemic Misery & Obstruct Energy Transition
Here are some resources on how to research and map utility power that is super-exploiting captive customers amidst the pandemic.
The Iraq War ‘spinmeister’ and high-powered lobbyists behind Pegula’s stadium shakedown
A war propagandist from the Bush administration and well-connected Albany lobbyists are working to extract $1.4 billion in subsidies from New Yorkers.
How elite, oil-backed think tanks worked to lift the ban on US crude oil exports
Brookings Institution, CSIS, and seven other influential think tanks funded by the oil industry pushed to expand US oil exports, typifying a relationship admitted to by ExxonMobil lobbyists years later.
Gig work front group run by lobbying firm Mercury falsely claimed support from Buffalo community organizations
Uber and Lyft-backed group falsely claimed that several community groups in Buffalo endorse its effort to deny workplace protections to app workers in New York.
Buffalo News’s anti-tax screed fails to disclose ties to group lobbying against taxing the rich
The Buffalo News is a “major investor” in – and publisher Tom Wiley sits on the board of – a group lobbying against taxing the rich.
Biden draws foreign policy team from military- and tech-tied consulting and private equity firms
Several of President-elect Biden’s foreign policy cabinet members, advisors, and White House staff come from arms industry-tied WestExec Advisors and Pine Island Capital
Biden’s “Nightmare” Climate Advisor is Connected to Energy Transition Team Members
A quarter of Biden’s energy transition team – including team head Arun Majumdar – have close ties to Ernest Moniz and the energy industry.
The Power Behind the Politicians
How can we find out who is bankrolling the politicians and organizations standing in the way of a full and fair vote count?