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Forum Post: ALEC vs. Environment: 2014

Posted 6 months ago on April 25, 2014, 5:50 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Get your tickets early.

It's another hum dinger.

Straight out of the Koch/libe(R)tarian playbook.

"An internal tracking document-- obtained from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by the Center for Media and Democracy/the Progressive Inc. under Texas public records law -- reveals the scope of ALEC's anti-environmental efforts in 2014.

The spreadsheet (dated from late March 2014 and made public by CMD/The Progressive today) reveals ALEC tracking a total of 131 bills that, amongst other things, roll back state renewable energy standards, increase costs for American households with solar, hype the Keystone XL pipeline, push back on proposed EPA coal regulations that protect human health, and create industry-friendly fracking rules despite growing national and international concerns about fracking.

ALEC's colorful spreadsheet provides insight into the lobbying agenda it pushed in the 2014 legislative sessions in states across the country. For example, an entire section is devoted to the thirty-one items of legislation concerning state standards for renewable energy generation."

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/23313-revealed-alecs-2014-attacks-on-the-environment

Watch as they get ready to rumble.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 months ago

I didn't notice they were xls files. I'll see if OpenOffice can deal with it in portable apps.

The ALEC agenda looks typical and blends "right" in with the Koch/libe(R)tarian agenda.

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