Among the 1.3 comments submitted to the EPA on proposals to curb global warming was a lengthy missive from an opaque group of utilities with a record of fighting proposals to combat climate change: the Utility Air Regulatory Group.Continue reading
Influence Analytics : Greenhouse gases, part II
A look at Sunlight's influence trackers shows that, on the controversial issue of global warming, the courts and the agencies are not the only place where the action is.Continue reading
After $100,000 inaugural donation, nuclear deal gets closer
It turns out there was a good reason, The Nation points out, that we reported extensively on the donors behind President Obama's second presidential inauguration. One of the corporate donors, Southern Company, is expecting a big benefit from the administration.
An executive with the Atlanta-based utility said last week that the company expects to finalize its long-awaited $8.3 billion loan guarantee from the administration by the middle of the year to help it build a new nuclear power plant with two reactors, the Wall Street Journal reported. The historic loan approval was made in 2010 -- to the ire ...Continue reading