Good news! General Motors announced they will no longer fund the Heartland Institute, a think tank that actively pushes propaganda in the media and schools that says global warming is an unproven theory.The announcement comes just weeks after GM CEO Dan Ackerson said he would "look into it," after he was confronted with the company's sponsorship of the Heartland Institute during […]

Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Senate to Vote on Oil Tax subsidies Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scheduled a procedural vote on Monday for a bill that would eliminate billions of dollars in tax subsidies we give to big oil each year. The bill is sponsored by none-other than Senator Menendez of New Jersey, one of the pro-environment champs we met with […]

Have you seen this? When we started a campaign asking GM to stop funding the Heartland institute with friends at the Heartland Institute, we expected it would take a while to get the attention of the multi-billion dollar auto maker. But just last week, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has publicly responded that he is going to review the company’s funding of […]

Fracking — the drilling process technically known as hydraulic fracturing where water, chemicals and sand are blasted at high velocity into underground fissures to release natural gas — has been linked to contaminated drinking water, flammable tap water and even earthquakes. But politicians' interest in tackling this environmental threat is underwhelming at best.  That's because any attempt to question fracking's safety draws the ire of uber-lobbying […]