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ALEC Goes After Municipal Broadband Advocates

It hasn't been a good few months for ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the organization that brings together (often conservative) state legislators and corporate interests to write model legislation. Several major corporations have been jumping ship as the organization has faced increasing criticism. What's the best way to......

ALEC Threatens To Sue Critics That Point Out It Helps Keep Broadband Uncompetitive

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you might have read, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been losing some major clients lately, including Google, T-Mobile and Microsoft. Those companies have been quietly distancing themselves from ALEC, after critics have illustrated its ties to legislative assaults on climate change science and meaningful pollution standards. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, April 13: THE NEW DEBATE WHEN DENIAL ENDS; NEW ENERGY NEEDS A NEW GRID; BROADWIND AND BUILDING WIND

THE NEW DEBATE WHEN DENIAL ENDS What will happen after people stop ignoring the evidence on climate change Chris Mooney, April 7, 2015 (Washigton Post) “…[T]he conservative-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council is stressing…[it...Show More Summary

How Scott Walker's Watchdog Is Using ALEC Data To Defend His Economic Record

WisconsinWatchdog.org used a methodologically flawed report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to whitewash Wisconsin's economic performance under Governor Scott Walker despite many analysts pointing to budget deficits...Show More Summary

New York has worst economic outlook in U.S.: report

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative-leaning think tank, blames the state’s high taxes.

ALEC: ‘We’re Not Climate Change Deniers!’

The American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known by its acronym, ALEC, is sick of being called a climate change denial group. If you're scratching your head, we don't blame you. This is the same group that has said climate change...Show More Summary

'Hardball' Gives Platform to Rep. Clyburn to Blame Conservative-Leaning ALEC for South Carolina Police Shooting

Appearing on the Wednesday edition of Hardball, House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) essentially blamed the conservative-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for the, apparently unjustified shooting of South Carolina man Walter Scott by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager. Show More Summary

ALEC Climate Denial: Corporate Bill Mill Threatens Lawsuit for Saying So

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has threatened public interest group Common Cause with a lawsuit for pointing out what the public record has made clear: ALEC denies the scientific consensus on climate change. Show More Summary

White House advisor says U.S. to continue to press China on currency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will keep pressing China to move toward a market-determined exchange rate, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman said on Wednesday.

ALEC Climate Change Denial: Attacks on Climate Regulations and Clean Energy Solutions

The American Legislative Exchange Council is trying to silence critics for exposing their history of climate change denial, according to the Washington Post. ALEC sent cease-and-desist letters to the League of Conservation Voters (LCV)...Show More Summary

When climate-change deniers deny that they’re deniers ….

The climate of the climate-change debate is changing swiftly. The most dramatic example of that shift comes from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing, corporate-sponsored warehouse that ships pre-packaged conservative ideology to state legislatures around...

ALEC: Global Warming Is Real, And We Think It’s FABULOUS

Good news, everyone! The American Legislative Exchange Council, everyone’s favorite corporate whore lobbying national legislative information-sharing group promoting free-market values, is officially not a nest of climate deniers. And...Show More Summary

Conservative Organization ALEC Threatens Legal Action Against Groups Accusing It of Denying Climate Change

Reacting to more than 100 companies that have reportedly left the organization because of what it sees as misleading information, conservative policy group, the American Legislative Exchange Council, has reportedly threatened legal action against several activist groups accusing it of denying climate change.

ALEC Doesn’t Want To Be Known As A ‘Climate Denier’ Organization Anymore, And It’s Willing To Sue

The American Legislative Exchange Council is threatening to sue two activist groups for implying the group denies climate change. The post ALEC Doesn’t Want To Be Known As A ‘Climate Denier’ Organization Anymore, And It’s Willing To Sue appeared first on ThinkProgress.

American Legislative Exchange Council Threatens Lawsuit Against Critics Who Point Out ALEC's Climate Denial

The American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ) has threatened public interest group Common Cause with a lawsuit for pointing out what the public record has made clear: ALEC denies the scientific consensus on climate change. As first...Show More Summary

Pressure Builds on Holdouts as More Companies Ditch ALEC

SourceWatch lists a total of over 100 companies and nonprofits that have now withdrawn from the American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known as ALEC. As more companies break ties with the organization, pressure builds on holdouts like Exxon-Mobil and Peabody Energy to reconsider their positions.

BP Says ‘Bye-Bye’ to Conservative Group ALEC

Oil and gas giant BP is the latest company to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative group better known as ALEC.

BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

Following in the footsteps of major companies like eBay, Google, Microsoft and AOL, oil giant BP has announced that it is leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) behind. In a statement, the company said that they had chosen not to renew their

2nd Annual Local Leaders Council Policy Forum 2015

The event will offer an intimate forum for mayors, councilmembers, county officials, agency directors, and other high level decision-makers to exchange strategies for building local assets and increasing transportation and housing choices.

NLC Update (16/02/1

Here's my latest email exchange with North Lanarkshire Council over the previously secret report to the Corporate Management Team (CMT) dated 11 August 2005. In my view the Council is still withholding crucial information from this document...Show More Summary

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