Obama Administration Sides With Big Oil on Fracking Disclosure

By: Friday May 4, 2012 9:49 am

In what is a truly pathetic and what can only be seen as a deeply corrupt move by the Obama administration, companies who engage in hydraulic fracturing will only need to disclose what chemicals they use after the well has been drilled. From the New York Times: But in a significant concession to the oil [...]

Why Big Oil Wins: What Would You Spend to Keep a $4 Billion Check?

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 3:05 pm

Imagine that, for absolutely no logical reason, the government was about to mail you a check for $4 billion, but some people want to stop you from getting that check. How much would you be willing to pay to make sure you got your hands on that $4 billion? The selfish rational answer is, you [...]

Avalanche of Evidence: Why We Need Clean Money in Elections

By: Friday May 21, 2010 11:15 am

Recent events give us four powerful examples of why we desperately need to take back our elections from the big-money interests that are buying our politics. The solution is to clean up election funding through voluntary public financing, so that candidates can run without needing to grovel for donations from wealthy individuals and corporate lobbies. [...]