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Big Coal Burns Bright at ALEC Conference

Big Coal Burns Bright at ALEC Conference

By Chris Taylor The best part of my 9th American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference so far was trying to get into the host hotel in Denver. When I pulled up in my cab, it was surrounded by hundreds of protestors marching on the sidewalk and shouting some of my favorite chants. Any possible entrance […]

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    Why 6 Utilities Quietly Dumped ALEC and Others Won’t Even Speak of the Lobbying Group

    Why 6 Utilities Quietly Dumped ALEC and Others Won’t Even Speak of the Lobbying Group

    *Editor’s note: This article was updated at 12:50 p.m. with new information.* After writing letters to nine utility companies that have supported the anti-science, environmental attack campaign waged by a secretive lobbying group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Greenpeace has directly confirmed at least six large U.S. utility companies have ceased supporting the secretive lobbying […]

    ALEC’s Ag-Gag Laws Threaten Factory Farm Whistleblowers with Criminal Charges

    ALEC’s Ag-Gag Laws Threaten Factory Farm Whistleblowers with Criminal Charges

    Moyers & Company Muckrakers and activists have been working to expose the brutality of industrialized meat production since Upton Sinclair’s writing of The Jungle in 1906. But an ALEC model bill known as “The Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act” would make it a crime to film at animal facilities—such as factory farms or slaughterhouses—with the […]