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How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science
• June 03, 2017 12:00 PM
Coral Davenport and Eric Lipton, The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The campaign ad appeared during the presidential contest of 2008. Rapid-fire images of belching smokestacks and melting ice sheets were followed by a soothing narrator who praised a candidate who had stood up to President George W. Bush and “sounded the alarm on global warming.”
The Senators who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings
• June 01, 2017 12:00 PM
Tom McCarthy and Lauren Gambino, The Guardian
A withdrawal by Donald Trump from the Paris climate accord would go down as a hallmark of his presidency. It would be unilateral, reckless and splashy – trademark Trump. The president has said he will announce his decision at 3pm ET (8pm BST) on Thursday.
Kochs Dump Trump to Fund Climate-Denying Senators in Ohio and Nevada
• July 08, 2016 7:00 AM
Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr
Lorraine Chow, Eco Watch
Billionaire oil barons Charles and David Koch are reaching into their deep pockets to fund Republican candidates in the tight Senate races in Ohio and Nevada, two states that have seen powerful political and corporate interests block progress in renewable energy.
According to NBC News, the Koch Super PAC Freedom Partners Action Fund has announced it will buy $2.7 million television and digital ads to help Ohio Republican incumbent Sen. Rob Portman defeat Democrat Ted Strickland in the key swing state. The candidates are currently locked in a dead heat with each polling at 42 percent.
This news comes after the Super PAC’s announcement last week that it is spending $1.2 million on advertising to boost Nevada Republican Rep. Joe Heck’s race against Democrat and former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to replace Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. That race is also pretty much tied.