Pennsylvania is a key focus for the oil and gas industry. In fact, at least $1.8 million was spent in 2022 and the American Petroleum Institute reports spending more money on lobbying in Pennsylvania than in any other state last year.
Energy Giant NRG Splurges on Powerful NY Lobbyists in Pursuit of Astoria Fracked-Gas Plant
NRG has paid an army of powerful lobbyists hundreds of thousands of dollars to push a proposed fracked-gas plant against community opposition.
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.
Kirkland & Ellis: The Law Firm Behind the Trump-Barr Power Grab at the DOJ
Attorney General Bill Barr’s alarming expansion of political control at the DOJ in advance of the election is also a story of corporate capture: a single law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, has a revolving door monopoly on the highest ranks of the Department of Justice that deserves far more scrutiny.
Former Buffalo mayor Masiello lobbies for the city government and companies doing business with the city
Anthony Masiello was hired as a lobbyist by the City of Buffalo, creating conflicts of interest with his other clients who do business with the city.
Ex-Rep. Joe Crowley Joins Lobbying Firm That Reps Fossil Fuel Industry, Private Prisons & Anti-Estate Tax Group
Ex-Rep. Joe Crowley was defeated last November by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Now he’s joining a powerhouse lobbying firm that represents fossil fuel companies and private prisons.
Vulture funds profit off of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis while debt creators get immunity
While Wall Street profiteers rake in millions from the Puerto Rico debt crisis, those responsible for creating the debt are escaping accountability.
FERC Comissioner to Become Head of Water Privatization & Fracking Wastewater Lobby
FERC commissioner Robert F. Powelson is becoming the head of the lobbying group for private water corporations. It’s yet another example of FERC’s revolving door.
CPV Ramped up Lobbying over 400% To Protect Fracked Gas Plant Amidst Percoco Scandal
Our new report finds that Competitive Power Ventures drastically increased its lobbying efforts as the corruption scandal of Joseph Percoco hung over Albany, potentially threatening CPV’s Valley Energy fracked gas power plant.
FERC Revolving Door Continues as Top Lawyer Leaves for Fossil Fuel Lobbying Firm
A top FERC lawyer has joined a powerhouse oil and gas lobbying firm, ensuring that the revolving door between the federal regulatory agency and the fossil fuel industry continues.
Buffalo Police Commissioner hired by security firm with a checkered history and a City Hall contract
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, …