24 Apr '12, 10pm

ALEC Launches Assault on Renewable Energy Industry

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC ), as covered previously by DeSmogBlog , is the "Trojan Horse " behind mandating that climate change denial ("skepticism," or "balance," in its words) be taught in K-12 classrooms. Well, ALEC is at it again, it appears. Facing an IRS complaint filed by Common Cause , one of the leading advocacy groups working to expose the corporate-funded bill mill, ALEC has also launched an assault on renewable energy legislation, according to a well-documented report written by Bloomberg News . The two developments are worth unpacking. Common Cause IRS Complaint The Washington Post reported that on April 23, Common Cause "had filed an IRS complaint accusing ALEC of masquerading as a public charity…while doing widespread lobbying." ALEC is trying to brush aside this complaint, but Common Cause presents a compelling case. “ It tells the IRS ...

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