30 Jul '14, 1pm

ALEC Continues Attack on Renewable Energy Policies to Keep America Addicted to Fossil Fuels

ALEC Continues Attack on Renewable Energy Policies to Keep America Addicted to Fossil Fuels

Let’s talk about the real obstacle to fighting climate change in America: ALEC. Today, ALEC—the American Legislative Exchange Council—kicks off its annual meeting in Dallas, TX. The group, which has already brought America such favorites as stand-your-ground-shoot-first laws and voter suppression ID laws, now has its sights set on preventing clean energy policies from spreading across the U.S. While ALEC has been around for nearly 40 years, recent Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United have put the group’s ability to influence or essentially own Republican lawmakers on steroids. ALEC gets a lot of its funding from Big Oil and utility corporations, so it’s only natural that it would be working feverishly to craft “model legislation” that continues America’s toxic—and deadly—addiction to fossil fuels. Over the past decade alone, ALEC has received more than $500,000 fro...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/30/alec-renewable-energy-foss...

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