Electric buses are replacing existing diesel-fueled fleets at an accelerating rate, and the transition to battery-powered buses is outpacing even the most optimistic projections. In this light, it should come as little surprise that commentators and organizations with ties to the Koch network and the oil industry are attacking a transportation option that yields fewer fossil fuel profits and cleaner, healthier air for people and planet. Continue reading “A Koch-Fueled Attack on Electric Buses Picks up Speed”
Facebook posts have provided a rare window into the sausage-making involved in the production of an anti-wind power story that was originally scheduled to air on Tuesday on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News.
The post by an anti-wind group contains the text of an email sent by John Droz, Jr., a wind power opponent and climate skeptic with well-documented connections to special interest groups that have received funding from the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading “Tucker Carlson’s Anti-Wind Power Story Sourced by Koch Affiliate”
Given their recent history of attacks on clean energy and electric vehicles, it should come as no surprise that the Koch brothers have put mass transit in their cross-hairs. Last week, the New York Times exposed the breadth and depths of their efforts, run through the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity, to undermine bus and rail projects across the country. Continue reading “Koch vs Mass Transit: How Americans for Prosperity is Fighting Bus and Rail Projects Nationwide”
The American Energy Alliance (AEA), a free market group with close ties to the Koch brothers, just released misleading results of a poll concerning the environmental virtues and federal support of electric vehicles, and voter opinions on auto efficiency standards. Continue reading “American Energy Alliance Push Poll Skews Public Support for Clean Cars and Electric Vehicles”