EPA

Rep. Whitfield: "Rewarding Friends" in the Fossil Fuel Industry

Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) took to the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday to decry an Environmental Protection Agency whose conduct he says that he says “rewards its friends and punishes its opponents.”

Senators Boycott EPA Chief Vote While Raising Money From Energy Lobbyists

Three Senate Republicans who boycotted Thursday's scheduled vote on President Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had fundraisers scheduled on the same day, at least two of which were hosted by energy industry lobbyists, according to invitations obtained by the Sunlight Foundation's Political Party Time website.

Chemical Industry Backs Congressmen Pushing Less Safety Regulation

We all know that using fertilizer can help create a full, healthy lawn, but some members of Congress have found that backing the fertilizer industry also leads to a full, healthy campaign bank account.

The Stumbling Block to Obama's Climate Commitment

President Obama’s unexpectedly strong comments on climate change during his inauguration speech—which the New York Times called “the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address”—have left many climate hawks and environmentalists excited for the prospects of action during his second term.

The Money Behind the War on the ‘War on Coal’

On Monday, a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a field hearing in the coal mining community of Abington, Va. and invited executives from Big Coal to testify on how the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon pollution rules are part of a supposed “war on coal” by the Obama administration.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Good Riddance to an Old Nemesis

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 7 through November 18, 2011.

Jim Jordan Invites Donors to Testify at Hearing

Tomorrow, July 26th, the House Oversight Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending will hold a hearing entitled, “Lights Out: How EPA Regulations Threaten Affordable Power and Job Creation.”

50 Senators side with Big Oil (and its campaign cash)

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