Five Questions on Climate Change for Lisa Nelson, ALEC CEO

Five questions reporters might ask Lisa Nelson, ALEC CEO on climate change and energy: 1.  YOUR PERSONAL UNDERSTANDING OF CLIMATE SCIENCE? Ms. Nelson stated recently, “I don’t know the science” of climate change. Q: What

Flacking Cancer, Flacking Coal – The Public Relations Industry, Tobacco and Climate Change

by Dan Zegart, author of Civil Warriors I remember when it was tobacco that desperately needed an emergency public relations rescue, the way fossil fuels do now. There are certain kinds of companies you don’t

Edelman Submits New Answers to CIC Climate Change Quiz

Remember when you wished you could take that Chemistry 101 final again…not often you have a teacher willing to accept a do-over. Edelman took the opportunity to rewrite its answers to our April climate survey

Not Walking the Walk: Obama’s BLM’s Funding Dirty Coal Exports, Propping Up World’s Worst Fuel

It’s been a crummy summer for the federal Bureau of Land Management. The bureau sells development leases to mining companies that want to scrape out coal deposits that lie under taxpayer-owned dirt on federal land.

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WBEZ Interview: PR firm Edelman faces PR scandal

After the interview Tuesday on WBEZ Chicago (below), Edelman shifted slightly yesterday and published a “Position on Climate Change”, and while leaving lots of wiggle room, is being more declarative in its statements.  This may

PR Industry Climate Change Survey

“I don’t believe we are obligated in any way to respond. There are only wrong answers for this guy.”   That was the first response we got to our survey email, accidentally copied back to us

Coal to World: Don’t Worry, We’ll Have A Position on Global Warming in a Few More Days

I got the idea for this inaugural column for Climate Investigations when the business publication SNL Financial queried a group of coal producers and other stakeholders for their positions on global warming.  I hoped that in addition to the industry’s

Department of Interior Opens Atlantic Coast to Oil Exploration, Politicians Open Wallets to Donations

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced on Friday, July 18, that it would begin considering applications for permits to conduct geological testing for oil-and-gas (O&G) reserves in federal waters

Peabody Coal Campaign Uses Solar Supporter as Pitch Man

Huffington Post just rolled out an investigation, based on our research, revealing that the gentleman Peabody Coal and Burson Marsteller recruited as a spokesperson for their new Advanced Energy for Life campaign,  pitching coal, has a day job

Global Warming Power Plant Pollution Blankets the U.S. – EPA Clean Power Plan (VIDEO)

The Obama Administration EPA today issued a landmark proposal to cut global warming pollution from old coal power plants, dubbed the Clean Power Plan.    Operating under the authority EPA has under the Clean Air Act,