If anyone needed proof that the US Congress is now a whipped puppy that slavishly obeys the orders of its masters — Charles and David Koch — the House last week completely eliminated funding for ARPA-E while giving the administration more money for fossil fuel research than the #FakePresident asked for. What Is ARPA-E? ARPA-E
What happened with people who sided with Hitler and the Nazis in their quest to murder countless humans? As their crowd rose to the heights of power and prestige, many people who supported them must have thought their futures were looking up and they were setting up some kind of positive family reputation for future generations. To
Peru last week initiated a new program that will provide electricity to more than two million of its poorest residents using solar panels. Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said that the program will allow 95% of Peru to have access to electricity by the end of 2016. Currently, approximately 66% of the population has
This was recently reposted over on CleanTechnica, from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), but I thought it made for a great Planetsave repost as well. It was written by SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith. The lead-in video is from the insightful and super talented Peter Sinclair. Check it out: “Welcome to the rest of
Occupy activists fed up with the Koch Brother’s insane control over government are gathering this weekend in Wichita, Kansas for a series of events concerning energy, environmental, and climate policies. The series of events is being termed “Occupy Koch Town” since Koch Industries is based in Wichita and since the Koch brothers are infamous as
Updated February 19, 2012: New stories from here (Planetsave) and around: Open Letter to Heartland Institute from Climate Scientists Heartland Institute’s Complete Hypocrisy (Look at How It Responded to “Climategate”) Heartland Institute faces fresh scrutiny over tax status DenialGate – Infographic Illustrating the Heartland Denial Funding Machine EXPOSED: The 19 Public Corporations Funding The
This is some concerning stuff here. Apparently, buying politicians isn’t the only tactic the Koch brothers use to increase the wealth of the few at the expense of the vast majority—they’re also buying education. (Note that the video includes university professors, researchers, and even the president of the American Association of University Professors. And,
News: Citizens United, the name that represents that horrible decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to designate corporations as people had its anniversary yesterday. In honor of that, citizens all around the U.S. got up and voiced their opinion about the illegality and senselessness of that 2010 Supreme Court decision. “On the second anniversary of the much-despised
We’ve spent hours upon hours researching the Solyndra story and debunking every single one of the lies mentioned in this video (it’s packed full of a LOT) — click the link above to read some of those. But the really ironic thing about this video is that it was funded by the Koch Brothers, oil
Last week, The Other 98%, Greenpeace, Tar Sands Action, and others continued their efforts to fight the Koch Brothers’ war on democracy with direct action and fun. They crashed the Koch’s “hoity toity” gala for the 1% in DC, “and projected a Guerrilla Drive-In directly onto the side of the building.” Reportedly, 1,200 activists
More on Koch Industries From SourceWatch: All About Koch Industries From Greenpeace: Koch Industries: Still Fueling Climate Denial (2011 Update) From Daily Kos: Koch Brothers Limerick & Song Challenge From Me: Koch Brothers–Tilting at Clean Energy (cartoon and article=”cartoonicle”) More on Coke From SourceWatch: All About the Coca-Cola Company From Slate: Coke and Pepsi’s plant-based
Good (or crazy) environmental politics stories from the past week or so.
David and Charles Koch might not be household names, but as major funders of climate denial organizations, they’re directly disrupting clean energy innovation and the future of our climate with your dollars. Let us explain….
Koch Industries, owned by Charles and David Koch, is not only the second-largest private company in America, it is the most politically active. As ThinkProgress has carefully documented over the last three years, Koch groups have spent tens of millions to influence government policy and buy politicians. From financing the Tea Parties, to funding junk
One of my new favorite websites, the other 98%, just released an “infographic” (I don’t know if I would actually call it that) on the differences between George Soros and the Koch brothers. It is great so I thought I’d share:
Here are some top global warming and environmental stories from the last day or so: Global Warming Politics Anti-Koch Rally (or Rallies) A great video on the Koch Brother Billionaire Bash protests and Uncloak Koch Rally from the other 98%: More on Schmitt We covered a couple pieces going into depth on astronaut Harrison Schmitt’s
From the last day or so, other than what we’ve covered, here are some top global warming and environmental politics stories: Monsanto and the USDA, Sittin’ in a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G OK, maybe not the best way to start this, but it is almost Valentine’s Day & that did get your attention. The USDA recently approved
The Koch brothers were not very well known a few years ago, despite being two of the richest people in America (tied for 5th now). They liked it like that. They could pour money into politics and climate science disinformation campaigns without any notice. But that recently changed. More and more of the media (and,
The idiom “tilting at windmills” (or turbines) derives from the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. It means to attack imaginary enemies, or fight unwinnable or futile battles. Big Oil and Coal (and others) are in a futile battle against clean energy. Clean energy will inevitably emerge victorious. Unfortunately, when oil billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries (apologies for putting their names on the horse and ass’s asses) fight unwinnable battles you can be certain the pointless battles will last a lot longer than they should. Putting approximately 100 million dollars of their money into right-wing coffers to keep fellow polluters happy and federal regulations lax, Koch Industries is more than eager to fight a battle that compromises our future and greatly compromises the future of our children. The same children to which they are now eagerly marketing.