Laws & Regulations

"Oil Pipeline Foes Ask Judge To Block Alberta Clipper Upgrade"

"A federal judge heard conflicting arguments Thursday on whether he should block a capacity expansion on the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline or allow a temporary workaround that lets Enbridge Energy move hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of Canadian tar sands crude across the border without triggering the kind of environmental review that has held up the proposed Keystone XL pipeline."

Source: AP, 09/11/2015

Oil Lobby Ads Target House Reps as Panel Nears Vote on Exports

"The lobbying coalition representing 16 independent oil producers campaigning to export crude around the globe is launching advertising Wednesday night targeting Houston Democratic Rep. Gene Green and three other lawmakers who could play a decisive role on the issue."

Source: FuelFix, 09/10/2015

"Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War, Emails Show"

"At Monsanto, sales of genetically modified seeds were steadily rising. But executives at the company’s St. Louis headquarters were privately worried about attacks on the safety of their products. So Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, and its industry partners retooled their lobbying and public relations strategy to spotlight a rarefied group of advocates: academics, brought in for the gloss of impartiality and weight of authority that come with a professor’s pedigree."

Source: NY Times, 09/07/2015


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