350.org Hawks Anti-Coal Petition

350.org Hawks ‘Report’ From Anti-Coal Activist Group Aly Nielsen and James Powers Climate groups are once again banding together to destroy the fossil fuel industry with the backing of liberal foundations, of course. The environmentalist group 350.org launched a petition after the presidential election demanding world leaders “end all new fossil fuel development” and switch to “investing only in the 100% renewable technology that will power and end to energy poverty.” The petition was based on a report from Oil...

NY AG Blocks Inquiry into Anti-Exxon Witch Hunt

NY AG Blocks Inquiry into Anti-Exxon Witch Hunt By James Powers NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is happy to investigate others, but won’t cooperate when he is the one under investigation. Schneiderman is still refusing to comply with a FOIA request from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, The Daily Caller reported March 17. The FOIA, filed in May 2016, requested emails between Schneiderman’s office and activist donors that may have inspired his investigation into ExxonMobil. The New York Supreme Court ruled...

NoDAPL Protests Backed By Liberal Donors

D.C. NoDAPL Protests Backed By Liberal Donors By Aly Nielsen Dakota Access Pipeline opponents descended on the Washington D.C. mall for a four day protest in March 2017. What many people may be surprised to learn is that those protesters had the backing of several nonprofits — all funded by left-wing foundations. The Native Nations March was organized by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Indigenous Environmental Network, The Huffington Post reported March 10. The Indigenous Environmental Network has...

CAP Launches Liberal CPAC

Liberals Nonprofits Envision, Launch a Liberal CPAC By Aly Nielsen Liberal responses to President Donald Trump’s presidency have varied from hand-wringing, to mass protests, to new initiatives. Recently, one left-wing nonprofit chose to copy conservative tactics to coordinate for the 2020 election. Center for American Progress (CAP), a George Soros-funded liberal “policy institute,” organized a May 16, “Ideas Conference,” according to Politico. The event is the “first real cattle call of the Democrats nosing around 2020 presidential runs” and is...

ProPublica Laments Regulation Rollback

ProPublica Laments Regulation Rollback Initiated by Trump By Aly Nielsen For liberal nonprofit journalism, government regulation is automatically good. ProPublica lamented the Trump administration’s “broad assault on regulations” on March 8 and cited the Columbia Law School’s climate law blog which optimistically claimed “Agencies do not simply regulate for the sake of regulation — each regulation is aimed at implementing a specific provision of a statute passed by Congress.” Ten days after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order...

Lawsuit Coverage Doesn’t Disclose Donors

Climate Groups Don’t Disclose Shared Donors in Lawsuit Coverage By Aly Nielsen InsideClimate News is thrilled that children are suing the government over climate change. But in its reporting on the updated lawsuit, InsideClimate omitted the fact that it got money from the same donor as those suing. “Attorneys representing 21 children who are suing the federal government over its responsibility to slow climate change are seeking answers from the oil and gas industry,” InsideClimate reported on March 1. Part...

Liberal Journalism is Flush With Cash

Liberal Journalism Is Flush With Cash And Conservatives Should Be Worried By Dan Gainor The left plans a so-called March for Science on Earth Day, April 22, as part of its national tantrum against the Trump Administration. But the more-important event has already taken place and liberals are far ahead of their opponents. It’s called the Dash for Cash. That annual fundraising marathon is part of the left’s push to finance liberal journalism, while claiming it’s neutral and unbiased. 2017 has already been...

Grist Blames Climate for Oroville Dam

Grist Blames ‘Ridiculous’ Climate Change for Oroville Dam By Julia A. Seymour Climate alarmists always want to have it both ways on weather: blaming drought, floods, storms, and more on manmade global warming. They also often exploit the news of a disaster, which is precisely what the left-wing environmental journalism site Grist did on Feb. 16, when it reacted to the flooding in Northern California and a near dam failure in Oroville. “The dam truth: Climate change means more Lake...

CMD Slams Kochs, Forgets Soros

Center for Media and Democracy Slams Koch Education Funding, Ignores Soros By Aly Nielsen Funding universities is part of a “Nazi authoritarian tactic,” at least when conservatives do it, according to The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). CMD recently attacked Charles Koch for giving “almost $142 million to nearly 400 U.S. colleges and universities from 2005 to 2015” in a February 2, 2017 article. The author also accused a Koch associate of recommending a “Nazi authoritarian tactic of creating...

DeSmog: Koch Grants are Racist

DeSmog: Koch Funding for Black Students is Racist By Aly Nielsen DeSmog Blog is up in arms over Koch-funded Scholarships, but sees no problem with its own liberal agenda and donors. DeSmogBlog writer Sharon Kelly suggested the Koch brothers were hypocritical and racist for funding private grants and giving to colleges while opposing Federal student loan programs in a Feb. 15 article. Kelly found an anti-Koch organizer condemning Koch donations for having “strings attached,” but made sure not to address DeSmog...
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