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December 17, 2009 1:06 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Rick Perry: Al Gore's "Gone To Hell"

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December 16, 2009 11:11 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sarah Palin Pummels Schwarzenegger With Insults & Lies

During her short stint as governor, Sarah Palin sought to reduce greenhouse gases, enter carbon trading markets, and seize the economic opportunities created by investing in new technologies - all policies she now claims to oppose.  In fact, on December 15, 2009 she even accused Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of acting "greener than thou" for criticizing Palin's posturing on the climate issue.

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December 15, 2009 3:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Shuster Observes That It's Cold In Copenhagen

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December 14, 2009 4:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Forget The E-Mails, Look At The Andes

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December 14, 2009 10:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Inhofe Lies On Fox News Sunday

During a December 13, 2009 appearance on Fox News Sunday, Sen. James Inhofe falsely claimed Rep. Ed Markey's American Clean Energy and Security Act passed "in the middle of the night on a weekend." In reality, it passed just after 7:00 p.m. on a Friday. The vote was scheduled for late-afternoon, but the House Minority Leader's "fili-Boehner" delayed the vote by over an hour.

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December 11, 2009 3:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Lord Christopher Monckton Called For AIDS Internment Camps

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December 10, 2009 6:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Bipartisan Climate Action & Energy Independence Framework: Better Jobs, Cleaner Air

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December 09, 2009 6:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Once Again, Palin Contradicts Herself On Climate Change

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December 09, 2009 2:03 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Barton Thoughtlessly Praises Himself For Thinking

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December 09, 2009 11:26 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sarah Palin Spreads Falsehoods, Smears On Climate Change & Clean Energy

In a December 9, 2009 Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin recycles predictable, conservative smears about cap-and-trade and clean energy jobs legislation.  Yet as governor, Palin herself sought to reduce greenhouse gases, enter carbon trading markets, and seize the economic opportunities created by investing in new technologies.

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December 08, 2009 11:33 am ET filed under Fact Check

Exxon Mobil-Funded Denier Groups Push Email Hacker Scandal

Over the past decade, oil giant Exxon Mobil has paid millions to organizations and "think tanks" in an attempt to deceive the public about the science behind global climate change.  It's no surprise that those very same organizations are now doing everything in their power to please their benefactor by drawing attention to the so-called "Climategate" scandal involving hacked emails from the University of East Anglia in England.

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December 07, 2009 12:07 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Oil Giant Exxon Mobil Gives Millions To Climate Change Skeptics

Over the past decade, oil giant Exxon Mobil has paid millions to organizations and "think tanks" in an attempt to deceive the public about the science behind global climate change.  Below is a compilation of Exxon Mobil funding accepted by the nation's leading climate change skeptics.

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December 03, 2009 6:21 pm ET filed under Video

On The House Floor, Rep. Gohmert Refers To Clean Energy Bill As "Crap-and-Trade"

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December 03, 2009 5:55 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Cantor Falsely Claims Clean Energy Legislation Would Kill Jobs

During a December 3, 2009 appearance on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor falsely claimed clean energy legislation would be a "job killer." In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create millions of American green jobs across every single state.

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December 03, 2009 10:48 am ET filed under Fact Check

Clean Energy Technologies Are The Real Job Creators

In an attempt to piggyback on the White House's jobs summit, the oil industry's various front groups (American Petroleum Institute, Institute for Energy Research, and Energy Tomorrow) have attempted to position oil and natural gas companies as the ultimate job creators. In reality, investment in clean energy technology creates FOUR TIMES as many jobs as an equal investment in oil and gas.

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December 01, 2009 1:06 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. McCotter: Global Warming Not A Problem Because Melting Glaciers Created The Great Lakes

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November 23, 2009 3:12 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Heritage Foundation's NoEnergyTax.com Spreads Falsehoods About Clean Energy

The Heritage Foundation recently unveiled NoEnergyTax.com.  While the website is new, it relies on tired, disproven talking points that deliberately ignore the facts.  In reality, clean energy legislation would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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November 20, 2009 12:52 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Inhofe Deceives On Clean Energy Legislation

On November 18, 2009, Sen. James Inhofe falsely stated clean energy legislation would kill jobs and drastically increase expenses. Contrary to Inhofe's statement, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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November 17, 2009 3:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Bond Repeats Debunked Claims In USA Today Op-Ed

In a November 17, 2009 op-ed in USA Today, Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) falsely stated clean energy legislation would kill jobs and drastically increase expenses. Contrary to Bond's statement, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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November 16, 2009 4:35 pm ET filed under Blog

Study: Clean Energy Legislation Would Benefit American Farmers

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November 16, 2009 10:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Palin's Going Rogue Spreads Falsehoods About Clean Energy Legislation

In her upcoming book Going Rogue: An American Life, Sarah Palin made a slew of false charges concerning clean energy legislation.  Contrary to Palin's tired claims, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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November 13, 2009 9:44 am ET filed under Fact Check

Sarah Palin Makes False Claims About Clean Energy Legislation

In a November 12, 2009 Facebook note, Sarah Palin falsely claimed clean energy legislation was a "job-killing scheme." In reality, an increased investment in renewable energy would create millions of American jobs across every single state.

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November 12, 2009 12:19 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Paul Ryan Falsely Claims Clean Energy Legislation Would Cost Over $3,000 Per Family

During a November 9, 2009 speech to the Economic Club of Minnesota, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) falsely claimed cap-and-trade legislation in front of Congress would increase costs by over $3,000 per family. Contrary to Ryan's statement, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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November 12, 2009 11:36 am ET filed under Email Checker

Email: "Believe It Or NOT  Please Watch This And Pass It On To All Americans"

The following email has been widely forwarded and has been reposted numerous times on conservative blogs.  Media Matters Action Network has written a response to the text below.  Please feel free to copy and paste it and send to your friends.

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November 10, 2009 3:33 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Kerry Grills AEI's Ken Green Over Climate Bill

During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on November 10, 2009, Sen. John Kerry aggressively questioned the American Enterprise Institute's Kenneth Green.

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November 09, 2009 5:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Inhofe To Dems: "Get A life. You Lost. I Won."

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November 04, 2009 5:43 pm ET filed under Fact Check

No, YOU Lie! Rep. Joe Wilson Repeats False Statements On Clean Energy Legislation

During a November 4, 2009 appearance on Fox News, Rep. Joe Wilson falsely claimed cap-and-trade legislation in front of Congress would increase costs by over $3,000 per family. Contrary to Wilson's statement, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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November 03, 2009 2:11 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Doug Hoffman Repeats Debunked Cost Estimate OF Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

New York conservative Doug Hoffman joins Republicans in spreading falsehoods about clean energy jobs legislation.

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October 30, 2009 4:20 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Grover Norquist Spouts Falsehoods About Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

During a Senate Environment and Public Works committee hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist repeated a slew of false talking points.  Contrary to Norquist's testimony, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 29, 2009 12:57 pm ET filed under Blog

Did The President Of ACCCE Lie Under Oath?

During an October 29, 2009 House hearing over forged letters sent to members of Congress, Steve Miller, CEO and President of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) claimed his organization never opposed the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act.  However, the facts tell a different story. Did Mr. Miller lie under oath?

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