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June 15, 2010 3:51 pm ET filed under Blog

American Power Act Lowers Energy Costs, Creates Jobs

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June 12, 2010 10:39 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Scalise Spills False GOP Talking Points

During an appearance on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) went up against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz (D-FL) to discuss the energy bill.  When challenged on the legislation, instead of offering real solutions that address the problems we face, Scalise spewed the standard GOP talking points that were developed to prevent Americans from achieving energy independence.

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June 11, 2010 10:09 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Broun: "People Are Gonna Die" Because Of Clean Energy Legislation

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June 10, 2010 6:51 pm ET filed under Blog

What Will Rep. Sensenbrenner Do With His BP Check?

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June 10, 2010 8:52 am ET filed under Blog

Susan Collins And Olympia Snowe's Big Idea For The Gulf? Pork For A Donor

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June 08, 2010 9:37 am ET filed under Blog

RNC Official On Murkowski Amendment: Great Use Of An "Obscure Procedure"

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June 07, 2010 12:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Alabama Mayor Can't Decide If His Beaches Are Clean

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May 28, 2010 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Massey Energy Receives Award For Mine Safety

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May 28, 2010 4:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Despite One Month Aberration, Americans Care More About The Environment Than Energy

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May 27, 2010 11:41 am ET filed under Blog

Gulf Spill Worst In Nation's History

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May 18, 2010 4:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Inhofe Still Protecting The Oil Industry

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May 13, 2010 2:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The American Power Act Is Good For America

On May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) unveiled clean energy legislation that will create jobs, increase security, and put America on the path to energy independence.  At a time marked by economic uncertainty and threats to our safety, the American Power Act provides the solutions we need.

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May 13, 2010 1:39 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Akin: Just Plain Wrong On Stimulus, Job Creation

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) took to the House floor on Wednesday night to argue that the Democratic Party and President Obama are turning the current recession into another Great Depression. Akin claimed that the Recovery Act has failed, that any and all good news about the economy is part of a bubble created by the Federal Reserve and that Democratic legislation to address climate change will tax anyone who touches a light switch. The facts show that the Missouri Republican is wrong on all three counts.

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May 05, 2010 2:21 pm ET filed under Fact Check

BP And Goldman Sachs: Gambling With Your Money

Just like Goldman Sachs, BP acted irresponsibly by recklessly pursuing profits at the expense of the American people.  Both companies gambled, both companies lost, and both companies expect the taxpayer to clean up their mess.  It's time both companies are held accountable.

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May 03, 2010 10:22 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Crist's Dizzying Stance On Offshore Drilling

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April 29, 2010 3:53 pm ET filed under Blog

American Solutions Puts Oil Spill "In Context"

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April 22, 2010 10:49 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gingrey Fits Four Lies Into A Single Minute

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April 22, 2010 10:36 am ET filed under Fact Check

Hyping New Book, CEI's Chris Horner Routinely Uses "Facts" Debunked 7 Months Ago

Promoting a new book, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Chris Horner has written a series of blog posts on conservative websites.  Each one cites a cap-and-trade cost estimate snatched from a Freedom of Information Act request.  The documents recovered analyzed a policy not included in any clean energy bill proposed in Congress, rendering them meaningless. In fact, CEI's claims were widely debunked in September 2009.

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April 19, 2010 2:12 pm ET filed under Fact Check

In Tea Party Flier, FreedomWorks Spreads Clean Energy Lies

During the Tax Day protests in Washington, Dick Armey's FreedomWorks passed out misleading fliers lying to Tea Partiers about clean energy legislation.  Despite FreedomWorks' false claims, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs.

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April 16, 2010 4:22 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Boehner Gets It Wrong On Clean Energy

In an April 16, 2010 column at Townhall.com, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) claimed that clean energy legislation would kill jobs, raise energy prices, and cost families up to $1,700 per year.  In reality, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs -- all for the cost of a postage stamp per day.

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April 09, 2010 4:19 pm ET filed under Blog

Palin Stresses Danger Of Foreign Oil & Attacks Policies Designed To Reduce Dependence On It

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April 08, 2010 9:43 am ET filed under Fact Check

Oil Giant Valero Falsely Attacks Clean Energy Bills

In an April 8, 2010 article in the New York Times, a spokesman for Valero Energy Corporation falsely claimed clean energy legislation would hurt consumers and kill jobs. In reality, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs.

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April 06, 2010 10:18 am ET filed under Blog

Exxon Mobil Paid No U.S. Income Taxes In 2009 (UPDATED)

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April 05, 2010 4:42 pm ET filed under Blog

Heritage Foundation Puts "Free Markets" Above National Security

While most in Washington work to protect our security and wean the nation off foreign oil, the Heritage Foundation is attacking such efforts in the name of capitalism.

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March 29, 2010 10:08 am ET filed under Blog

CBO Makes The Case For Gov't Investment In Fighting Climate Change

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March 25, 2010 11:52 am ET filed under Fact Check

Marco Rubio: Wrong On Energy

On his website, Florida Senate hopeful Marco Rubio wrongly claims clean energy legislation would further strain family budgets and destroy jobs." In reality, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs.

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March 24, 2010 10:31 am ET filed under Video

Rep. Poe Misleads On Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico

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March 23, 2010 5:22 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Poe Misleads On Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico

On March 23, 2010, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) criticized "anti-American energy elites" because "we don't drill off our own coast" in the Gulf of Mexico. That is not true. In fact, the federal government already leases over 35 million acres for drilling in the Gulf.

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March 15, 2010 11:31 am ET filed under Fact Check

American Solutions Repeats Tired Clean Energy Myths

In a "Solutions Insider" published on March 15, 2010, Newt Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future repeated the rightwing myth that clean energy legislation would "kill millions of jobs and raise costs for American families by thousands of dollars per year." In reality, investing in clean energy would boost America's economy by $111 billion and create up to 1.9 million jobs.

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March 12, 2010 7:18 pm ET filed under Video

Sen. Inhofe Reprises Debunked "$3,100" Cost Estimate For Clean Energy Bill

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