Environmental Politics

"Fracking Advocates Urged to Win Ugly by Discrediting Opponents"

"As he took the floor at the tony Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, the veteran Washington public relations guru had an uncompromising message for oil and gas drillers facing an anti-fracking backlash. 'You can either win ugly or lose pretty. You figure out where you want to be,' Rick Berman told the Western Energy Alliance, according to a recording."

Source: Bloomberg, 10/31/2014

"U.S. Oil Export Battle Heats Up as Drillers Group To Fight Ban"

"More than a dozen oil producers have joined to lobby the federal government to reverse the 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude exports, a move that supporters say would create jobs and keep the energy boom alive, a spokesman for one of the companies and a lobbyist for another one said on Friday."

Source: Reuters, 10/29/2014
November 6, 2014

The Chill in Canada's Climate Science: A CJFE Live Chat

Find out why our government is shutting the public out of environmental research, and what Canadians can do to thaw the chill around climate science. Join Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, 1-2pm on Nov 6, for an online interactive chat with Toronto Star environment reporter Raveena Aulakh and leading Canadian atmospheric scientist Dr. Tom Duck.

Enviros Are Spending An Unprecedented $85 Million in 2014 Elections

"In the 2014 midterm election, facing off against voluminous spending by conservative groups and powered by a billionaire of their own, Tom Steyer, top environmental organizations say they are set to spend over $85 million -- a record amount -- trying to influence key races."

Source: Wash Post, 10/28/2014

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