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Revealed: Names of ALEC Lobbyist and Legislator Members

The names of hundreds of members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”), details of which are closely guarded by the group, are revealed in a document obtained by Documented through a public records request. The list, made available below, includes hundreds of elected officials, corporations, front groups, and industry trade associations. The names of […]

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Exxon’s 10-K fails to acknowledge climate litigation risk, adds new section on reputational risk

This week, Exxon Mobil (XOM) released its 2017 10-K report. While news of Exxon abandoning joint projects with Rosneft — and the corresponding $200 million after-tax loss —  dominated the headlines, two overlooked items may bear serious consequences for the company. Exxon failed to acknowledge the serious risks posed by ongoing climate litigation and investigations. […]

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Meeting of Republican State Attorneys General Provides NRA and Corporations with Private Access

The Republican Attorneys General Association (“RAGA”) will host its annual two-day Winter National Meeting beginning February 25, 2018, details of which were obtained by Documented. At the event, taking place at the Park Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C., donors including the National Rifle Association (NRA) will have access to GOP attorneys general and their staff […]

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David Bernhardt meets API CEO Jack Gerard in undisclosed meeting

Visitor logs reveal Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior David Bernhardt met with American Petroleum Institute (API) CEO Jack Gerard and API lobbyist Carrie Domnitch in an undisclosed meeting on September 22, 2017. Deputy Secretary Bernhardt’s calendar shows a scheduled “Meeting to Discuss Energy Issues” but does not mention attendees outside of the […]

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Texas Oil and Gas Lobbyist Presentation Reveals Pro-Industry Bent of 2017 Legislation

During a recent presentation to an oil and gas legal symposium in Austin, TX, industry lobbyist Benjamin Sebree provided an unusually frank assessment of how the industry fared during the 2017 Texas legislative session. In his presentation, which took place on February 2, 2018, Sebree outlined how multiple bills adopted during the past legislative session directly benefited […]

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EPA Awards contract to sister organization of group that helped Pruitt Become EPA Administrator

Definers Public Affairs, the GOP opposition research firm recently awarded a $120,000 contract by the EPA, is closely tied to the firm that ran an online campaign to push EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Senate confirmation campaign. In December, America Rising Squared (AR2) launched the confirmpruitt.com website which has since been deleted. An archive of the […]

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ALEC Hires Former Koch Staffer to Lead its Energy Task Force

The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has hired Grant Kidwell, a former analyst from two major Koch-backed groups–Americans for Prosperity and the Charles Koch Institute–to lead its Energy, Environment and Agriculture (EEA) task force, a position that has been left vacant since July. Funded by numerous fossil-fuel companies, ALEC and its EEA task force […]