Left: The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh; Right: Fracking Infrastructure in Washington County Pennsylvania via Flickr In early October 2022, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) made the controversial decision to drop out of a public forum where it was slated to discuss the progress of its ongoing studies on fracking and its …
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.
Enbridge Defends Its Astroturf Playbook as it Pushes Line 3 Oil Pipeline
Despite its denials, Enbridge’s Line 3 public relations strategy comes straight out of the fossil fuel industry’s astroturf playbook.
Williams pipeline support highlights Environmental Defense Fund’s long, cozy relationship with fracking pseudoscience
Corporate-friendly environmental group has a long history of elevating fracking industry talking points disguised as empirical research
Universities in Buffalo and Around New York State Back Lobbying Groups Opposing Climate Action
Schools around New York State – including the public university system – belong to groups lobbying against an ambitious climate bill
Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joins board of third largest carbon polluter
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.
UPDATE: University of Minnesota Duluth Professor Resigns from Board of Enbridge-Backed Group in Response to PAI Report
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.
The University of Minnesota Duluth Sold Its Credibility to Enbridge. Can It Get It Back?
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.
Frackademia study enshrined in official portrait of Obama Energy Secretary Moniz
The official portrait of Ernest Moniz, the Secretary of Energy during the second half of the Obama administration, includes an industry-funded study he led at MIT that was used to justify Obama’s embrace of fracking and expansion of liquefied natural gas exports.
Industry-tied Department of Energy study finds gas exports will drive fracking, makes no mention of climate
On December 28, Bloomberg reported on a US Department of Energy analysis that found that increasing exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States would result in a 5% decrease in natural gas prices in Asia along with a 1% increase in US prices. The contracted researchers concluded that this would be a …