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Koch Industries Lobbies Against Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

Koch Industries Lobbies Against Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

By Dana Drugmand Koch Industries is calling for the elimination of tax credits for electric vehicles (EVs), all while claiming that it does not oppose plug-in cars and inviting the elimination of oil and gas subsidies that the petroleum conglomerate and its industry peers receive. Outgoing Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller introduced a bill in […]

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    Why Is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?

    Why Is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?

    By Elliott Negin A decade after pledging to end its support for climate science deniers, ExxonMobil gave $1.5 million last year to 11 think tanks and lobby groups that reject established climate science and openly oppose the oil and gas giant’s professed climate policy preferences, according to the company’s annual charitable giving report released this […]

    South Portland, Maine Wins Critical Fight vs. Big Oil

    South Portland, Maine Wins Critical Fight vs. Big Oil

    The city of South Portland, Maine has won an important victory in a three-year legal battle to stop a pipeline company from offloading tar sands crude oil on its waterfront, after a judge ruled Friday that the city’s ordinance against the activity was constitutional, The Portland Press Herald reported. Portland Pipe Line Corp. had wanted […]

    ExxonMobil’s Support for a Carbon Tax Is a Sham

    ExxonMobil’s Support for a Carbon Tax Is a Sham

    By Elliott Negin ExxonMobil executives just had another opportunity to convince skeptics that their support for a carbon tax is genuine. They blew it. On July 23, Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo introduced a bill that would place a $24 per ton tax on carbon emissions and dedicate 70 percent of the revenue to rebuilding U.S. […]

    Fake Grassroots Campaigns Deserve Uprooting

    Fake Grassroots Campaigns Deserve Uprooting

    AstroTurf looks and feels like grass—in an all-too-perfect way. But it’s not grass. Now the well-known artificial turf’s brand name has taken on a new meaning, referring to purported “grassroots” efforts that are actually funded and supported by industry and political entities. Some people, organizations and campaigns around everything from forestry to fossil fuels look […]

    Electric Vehicle Sales Foretell a Big Oil Crash

    Electric Vehicle Sales Foretell a Big Oil Crash

    By Paul Brown Oil and gas companies have underestimated probable electric vehicle sales and the effect they will have on their own businesses and profits, a new report says. If the car manufacturers’ projections of future sales of electric cars are correct, then demand for oil will have peaked by 2027 or even earlier, sending […]