Amidst an global economic crisis and multiple management controversies, Terry and Kim Pegula, launched a new fracking venture that has drawn investment from – and a board seat for – the pro-fracking former Governor of Pennsylvania.
These are the ways the fossil fuel industry might get bailed out – and what it means for climate organizers.
As residents of southwest Pennsylvania face a wave of cancer cases that many believe could be related to environmental impacts produced by the region’s extensive fracking operations, numerous local elected officials have close ties to – and are personally invested in – the fracking industry, raising concerns over whether these conflicts could hamper their ability to adequately protect residents in their districts.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam just appointed a top Dominion PR director as his new communications chief – continuing the revolving door between the powerful utility and state governments.
The fossil fuel industry is already pouring money into the Trump 2020 campaign. But some Democrats are also taking oil and gas donations.
U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has returned $5,600 in donations to an Enbridge donor after PAI revealed the campaign contributions.
Despite its denials, Enbridge’s Line 3 public relations strategy comes straight out of the fossil fuel industry’s astroturf playbook.
Several Virginia state legislators have pushed hard to advance the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. They also own hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock in the pipeline’s owners.
The New York League of Conservation Voters has a host of board members who are actively working to advance the most controversial fossil fuel projects in New York State.
Corporate-friendly environmental group has a long history of elevating fracking industry talking points disguised as empirical research
Buffalo’s biggest banks are lending hundreds of millions to fossil fuel companies and funding a lobbying effort against climate action in New York.
Schools around New York State – including the public university system – belong to groups lobbying against an ambitious climate bill