Despite a campus commitment to sustainability and a growing push for divestment, the University at Buffalo Foundation maintains investments in fracking-focused private equity funds.
Obama cabinet member who touted fracking has joined the board of a company that funded climate change denial, fought the Clean Power Plan, and emits more carbon dioxide than all but two companies.
Nick Sinatra is a young developer who has quickly amassed a huge portfolio of buildings in Buffalo, driving waves of gentrification in the process. We looked at the billionaire investors behind his operation.
While New York State investigates divesting from fossil fuel interests, Lt Gov Kathy Hochul has tens of thousands of dollars invested in oil and coal companies, including ones currently being sued by New York State and New York City.
Former Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda (center) with Mayor Byron Brown via City of Buffalo . Daniel Derenda, who recently resigned as the commissioner of the Buffalo Police Department after holding that position for nearly eight years, has been hired by G4S Secure Solutions, the American subsidiary of G4S, a British private security firm. G4S, …
Our report on the power behind Bayou Bridge Pipeline reveals that former Senator Mary Landrieu has been working on behalf of Energy Transfer Partners as well as for a key regulator who has not yet approved the pipeline.
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.
Rep. Chris Collins has at least $3 million invested with Buffalo developer Nick Sinatra. Now he is pushing Sinatra’s brother for a federal judgeship.
Cherri Foytlin leads people who are against the Bayou Bridge pipeline to the pipeline hearing in Napoleonville. © 350.org . An influential report from the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies endorsing Bayou Bridge, a planned 162 mile oil pipeline crossing over 700 acres of wetlands along the southern coast of Louisiana, was produced …
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 …
Hedge funds behind the austerity-driven humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico are also fueling climate change with equity investments in fossil fuel companies whose emissions supercharged the hurricanes that devastated the island.
This week: more on industry capture of the EPA, southern California communities being poisoned by fossil fuels, some new and important reports that were released, and more.