Environmental Politics

"U.S. Companies Tout Climate Policies, Fund Climate Skeptics"

"U.S. companies that have expressed the most fervent public support for President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda are also funding its biggest enemies - the scores of U.S. lawmakers who are climate change skeptics and oppose regulation to combat it, according to a Reuters review of public records."

Source: Reuters, 09/06/2016

"Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right"

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"Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right"

By Jane Mayer
Doubleday, $29.95

Reviewed by JENNIFER WEEKS

Industrialists Charles and David Koch have operated behind the scenes for decades to influence American politics, promoting conservative arguments for limiting government power and rolling back regulations.

Legislature Declines To Add New Members To S. Calif. Air Quality Board

"The state Legislature has rejected a controversial measure that would have shifted the political balance of Southern California’s air-quality board by adding three state-appointed “environmental justice” members to represent low-income communities suffering from pollution."

Source: LA Times, 09/02/2016

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