More on Big Green and the Big Money Behind the Big Green Curtain

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Big Green, Inc. outspends industry by a very wide margin in grass-roots lobbying and gets away with it by using charitable tax status to hide the spending.

Big Green, Inc. (BGI), a project by the Institute For Research, tracks billions of dollars spent by liberal foundations supporting aggressive climate litigation, the promotion of uneconomic renewable energy sources, and burdensome regulations.

Our latest database update highlights four more foundations with combined assets exceeding $10 billion that spent nearly half of a billion dollars on climate activism between 2008 and 2016: the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Wyss Foundation, and Tides Foundation.

These powerful foundations exert their influence through thousands of grants to national and international environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club as well as seemingly local organizations such as Bold Nebraska and the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. This is done through a complex network of private foundations, pass-through public charities, and secretive donor-advised funds that serve to obscure massive international funding channels.

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Lawmakers Fiddle on Enbridge Line 5 Upgrade As Michigan Needs Pipes

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  
 

Michigan lawmakers are fiddling while an important pipeline project, the Enbridge Line 5 Upgrade, goes wanting. Michigan needs this infrastructure now!

Like many states, Michigan is in dire need of infrastructure upgrades.

In its 2018 Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D+ and recommended “upgrading energy pipelines” among several measures to “meet future needs, avoid energy disruptions, and lower the risk of future increased energy costs.”

But the issue of how to fund necessary infrastructure upgrades is a constant source of debate for the Legislature.

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Big Green, Inc. – The Sources of the Money Behind Fractivism

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Fractivism is anything but grassroots. Rather, it is funded and orchestrated Big Green, Inc. and the Institute for Energy Research is documenting it all.

Last year, as readers might recall, IER launched Big Green, Inc. to began exposing the under-the-radar funders that underwrite the anti-American energy movement and its anti-fracking ballot measures, pipeline hold-ups, and “Keep It In the Ground” anti-fossil fuel advocacy that touches all fifty states.

IER is now releasing a major update that exposes new connections and tells a compelling story of money and influence working against our shared goal of a pro-American energy future.

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The Extraordinary Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

The environmental benefits of natural gas are truly extraordinary, although fractivists are loathe to admit they exist. The truth is in the numbers, though.

Did you know that natural gas is clean burning? This is good news for the atmosphere: replacing traditional dirtier energy sources with natural gas can reduce harmful emissions and lessen the nation’s carbon footprint.

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New York Climate Plans Will Have No Discernible Impact — On the Climate!

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

New York climate plans will have no discernible impact on climate. Is this why proposed legislation doesn’t attempt to quantitative global warming impacts?

In the 2019-2020 regular sessions the New York State (NYS) legislature is debating the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA). This post calculates how much this legislation will reduce global warming.

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Shale Gas News – April 20, 2019

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, 1510 AM and Sundays on YesFM, talked about U.S. shale production, high paying jobs, Trump’s executive order and much more last week.

The Shale Gas News has grown again; welcome Gem 104 as our FOURTH station! Gem 104 helps to solidify the Shale Gas News coverage in an important Marcellus region, PA’s northern tier. The Shale Gas News is now broadcasting in Bradford, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wayne Counties, as well as in greater central PA. The Shale Gas News is aired on Saturday or Sunday depending on the station.

Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas. This week, as a guest, we had Pat Henderson, Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

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Cuomo’s Energy Initiatives Put New York City at Risk of Another Blackout

NIMBYismRoger Caiazza
Independent Researcher and Publisher,
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

Andrew Cuomo’s plans for New York City’s natural gas peaking plants depend on untried and technologically challenging renewables. He’s risking a blackout.

On February 28, 2019 the New York State of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed regulations to lower allowable nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from simple cycle and regenerative combustion turbines during the ozone season. On the face of it this should be a relatively simple air quality issue, but it is complicated by Governor Cuomo’s clean energy agenda. I am motivated to write this post on air quality regulation and energy policy because the majority of what has been said so far about this regulation fails to discuss the complexities of the issue and misses the point of the regulations.

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How to Use Natural Gas to Yield Water and Electric with Zero Emissions


Atlantic CoastJim Willis
Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)

American ingenuity and new technology now promises to produce both water and electricity from natural gas with zero CO2 emissions. What will fractivists do?

Good old American ingenuity has done it again. A company in Oklahoma called Newpoint Gas has, using existing technology, developed a process to produce clean water, electricity and hydrogen energy from natural gas–and do it with zero emissions. How cool is that?

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The Benefits of Natural Gas to Northeast Pennsylvania

Kelsey Mulac
Cabot Oil & Gas
External Affairs, Pittsburgh

Rusty Fender, co-host of Shale Gas News with Bill desRosiers, interviews desRosiers and George Stark to talk natural gas in Northeast Pennsylvania.

George Stark, Cabot’s director of external affairs, and Bill desRosiers, manager of external affairs, were featured on an episode of “Electric City TV Live! on the Comcast Network with Rusty Fender” to talk about the benefits that the natural gas industry has brought to northeastern Pennsylvania over the last 10 years.

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The Battle for the Pipelines: President Trump vs. Governor Cuomo

"Environmentalists" - MarkindDaniel B. Markind, Esq.
Flaster Greenberg PC

 

It’s a battle; a battle for our pipelines between President Trump and Governor Cuomo over how to give states a role without surrendering to the politics.

President Trump joined the pipeline battle last week by issuing two Executive Orders aiming at limiting the power of state officials to determine federal policy.

One Order calls on the Environmental Protection Agency to streamline its process for awarding oil and gas permits and to expand the ability of the nation’s railroads to transport liquid natural gas.

The other Order limits to the President personally the right to “issue, deny or amend” permits for infrastructure projects that cross international boundaries of the United States.

Not surprisingly, the environmental community is appalled, and certain governors have blasted the Executive Orders as being a usurpation of state power by the federal government.

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