25 Apr '12, 1am

Two ALEC Campaigns Exposed: One Kills Renewables, One Boosts Fracking

Two ALEC Campaigns Exposed: One Kills Renewables, One Boosts Fracking

Now that the American Legislative Exchange Council—the "stealth business lobbyist" that offers corporations a seat at the table when state policymakers draft legislation—has been thrust the into the spotlight, it's abandoning some of its efforts and doubling down on others . After major corporations like Pepsi, Kraft, Proctor & Gamble, and Coke all ditched the rightwing group, ALEC announced that it would abandon its drive to enact gun and voter ID laws. The group's decision came after a couple high profile campaigns were launched decrying ALEC's involvement in passing the 'stand your ground' laws. But the group is actually stepping up its efforts in other arenas, as I noted last week . And two new reports, one from ProPublica , the other from DeSmogBlog , outline its new aims: dismantle legislation that incentivizes renewable energy generation, and preserve loopholes that...

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