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Dirty Politics for Dirty Fuels

8/8/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

(as published in National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife, Aug/Sept. 2009) Many of you wrote letters and placed phone calls to your members of Congress in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act to protect wildlife from global warming, […] Read more >

The Real Underdogs

3/4/2008 // By Miles Grant

Desperately underfunded and hopelessly outgunned. There’s a real underdog in this climate fight. Think 1980 U.S. hockey team. Think Rocky. It’s ExxonMobil. That’s the consensus here at the Heartland Institute’s global warming denier conference. Ladies and gentlemen, I am not […] Read more >

Heartland Institute: Following the Money Trail

3/3/2008 // By Miles Grant

Global warming deniers spare no expense. The Heartland Institute’s “2008 International Conference on Climate Change” is being held at the Marriott Grand Marquis Times Square. The seminars are spread over several floors and there are two sprawling suites reserved for […] Read more >

Liveblogging the Heartland Institute’s Global Warming Denier Conference

3/3/2008 // By Miles Grant

I’m in New York City today for an event called “The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.” It’s sponsored by the Heartland Institute, one of the leading oil industry-funded deniers of global warming. According to ExxonSecrets.org, Heartland received $561,500 (unadjusted […] Read more >

Deniers, Gravel and 100 Miles per Gallon

8/8/2007 // By Josh Nelson

Kudos to Al Gore for continuing to fight the good fight. Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said some of the world’s largest energy companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., are funding research aimed at disputing the scientific consensus on global warming […] Read more >

ExxonMobil-Thriving on Illusion and Confusion

8/8/2006 // By Larry Schweiger

During the Civil War, General Robert E. Lee made cannons out of blackened logs and marched noisy troops up an down the lines to create an illusion of much greater troop strengths.  It worked. The Pinkerton spies and the press […] Read more >

The Price of a Vote

5/3/2006 // By Larry Schweiger

Senate Republicans want to give you a hundred dollars before you go to the polls and vote on their performance this November. This is a frightening attempt to buy your vote.  And it’s connected to another really bad idea–allowing Exxon/Mobil […] Read more >