News: Environment

DowDuPont Giving Generously To Congressional Opponents of Chlorpyrifos Ban
Lawmakers sitting out a fight to ban a controversial pesticide linked to brain damage in children and farmworkers have received about 27 times more campaign cash from its primary manufacturer since 2017 than House members pushing for a prohibition.
Major Oil Companies Bankroll Paris Accord Bill Opponents By 3-to-1 Margin
House members who opposed a measure to block the Trump administration from abandoning an international agreement to mitigate climate change received three times more money from the nation’s major oil and gas companies than the bill’s supporters.
Oil And Gas Companies Fueled Attacks On Colorado’s New Democratic Governor
Two oil and gas companies with extensive interests in Colorado donated $1.7 million to a Republican “dark money” organization last year while it was working to defeat the state’s Democratic candidate for governor, Jared Polis.
Unleashed by Citizens United: Energy, Utility Giants Poured $60 Million Into 2017 Campaigns
About three dozen of the nation’s largest energy and utility companies pumped almost $60 million into campaign committees, ballot measures, trade associations, and nonprofits during 2017.
Green New Deal Opponents Score 24 Times More Campaign Cash From Big Oil Companies
The average congressional opponent of the Green New Deal has received 24 times more campaign cash from the nation’s largest oil and gas companies than sponsors of the climate change resolution.
Tax Return Shows Mercer Family Fueled Climate Skeptics Last Year With More Than $4 Million
A controversial family credited with helping Donald Trump win the White House spent $4.4 million last year to finance climate change deniers, according to its foundation’s latest tax return.
Almost Two Years After Pruitt Nomination, Tax Return Reveals Extent of Dark Money Support
More than four months after Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency in disgrace, the public is finally receiving details about the special interest money spent to confirm him as the agency’s administrator.
Worried About Grade School Security, EPA Limited Pruitt’s Earth Day Audience to Timber Execs
A timber executive organized a secret Earth Day visit to an elementary school for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to emails and text messages reviewed by MapLight.
Ethics Experts Say Scott Pruitt Reimbursements Raise Questions About Double-Dipping
Oklahoma campaign finance records suggest Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may have been reimbursed twice for items he purchased while serving as the state’s attorney general, experts say.
Mirror, Mirror, On the AG’s Wall. And Six Years Later, Also On Pruitt’s Expense Account.
A reimbursement request from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt during his last week as Oklahoma’s attorney general provides more evidence that Pruitt is more frugal with his own money than with public funds.