ALEC Energy Task Force Members Uncovered

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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its Energy, Environment and Agriculture (EEA) task force has been the source of a number of “model” bills and resolutions introduced in state legislatures across the country that benefit the fossil fuel industry and weaken environmental protections. A registration list obtained by Documented from a FOIA provides a …

Corporate-backed Group launches multi-million dollar 2020 Republican Gerrymandering Project

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), backed with millions of dollars in corporate funding, is launching a new redistricting project to help Republicans draw district maps that will advantage the GOP over the next decade. The Right Lines 2020 project, launched this week, will focus attention on the RSLC target states, which are Florida, Georgia, …

Why has the Non-Profit National Center for Housing Management Given $235k to The Trump-Supporting Youth Group, Turning Point USA?

The National Center for Housing Management (NCHM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created in 1972 by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), tasked with developing standards and providing training to providers of affordable housing in the United States. In 2016, the year Trump was elected, it provided Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a group with …

Fossil Fuel Industry Pushed Legislation Criminalizing Pipeline Protestors, Emails Show

In May 2017, petroleum refiner and pipeline operator Valero Energy placed a phone call to then-Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, asking for support on HB 1123. The measure increased criminal penalties for those who trespass on a “critical infrastructure facility,” including pipelines, refineries, storage facilities and electrical power generating facilities.  “They think it will help deter …

Revealed: ALEC Annual Meeting Attendees. List includes Trump Administration and 2020 Campaign Officials

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) keeps any lists of its members and donors secret from the public. Very rarely have reporters seen the details of who state legislators are meeting with at ALEC meetings. Which is what makes this significant. A list of 1,413 attendees for the ALEC 2019 Annual Meeting, which took place …

Southwest Airlines, Chevron, 1-800 Contacts And Other Corporations Amongst Sponsors of ALEC Annual Meeting

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding its Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas this week from August 14-16. A list of sponsors for the event was provided to Documented, and is listed below. It features some companies, including Southwest Airlines, and the giant insurance company Chubb, not previously known to have funded ALEC. With …

Mitch McConnell to headline fundraiser alongside Daniel Cameron, GOP nominee for Kentucky Attorney General

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is scheduled to appear at an August 23rd fundraiser for the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), alongside the Republican nominee for Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron. Cameron is looking to become the first Republican Attorney General in Kentucky since 1948. A copy of the invitation was obtained by Documented (see …

Heartland said that Fidelity Charitable Sponsored its Climate Denial Event At Trump Hotel, It Didn’t says Fidelity

UPDATE – Since this posted, Heartland has now removed the logo for Fidelity Charitable from their list of event sponsors. The annual gathering of climate deniers, organized by the Heartland Institute, is due to take place Thursday this week in Washington D.C..  The 13th “International Conference On Climate Change”, named to resonate (or confuse) with …

Rudy Giuliani, Personal Lawyer to the President, Presented at Private Coal CEO Retreat

Every summer, U.S. coal company CEOs meet up in Bristol, Virginia to discuss the future of their industry, mingling with major institutional investors and invited political guests. The Coal & Investment Leadership Forum held its eight annual event from June 2-4, 2019. A copy of the agenda and guest list for this year’s event, which …

Murray Energy CEO to Host Trump Fundraiser

Robert Murray, CEO of the coal company Murray Energy Corporation, will host a private fundraising event for President Trump in Wheeling, West Virginia on July 24, 2019, according to an event invitation obtained by Documented.  The event has been widely reported. Documented is the first to publish the invitation to the event as well as …